Iby Knill, Holocaust Survivor

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:14:00 GMT

Iby Knill was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University...

...for services to Holocaust commemoration and education.

Iby Knill's honorary award was conferred at one of the sequence of awards ceremonies taking place at the University of Huddersfield, during a week that saw almost 1,500 students receive their degrees.  

Although Iby Knill, who is recovering from illness, was too ill to attend the ceremony, a live relay was set up by the University for her to be able to watch the proceedings.  One of her three grandchildren, Julia Kinch, delivered an address at the ceremony that had been penned by her grandmother.

 “I consider this award not just a personal honour, but an honour to all the others who stand as witnesses to how far human cruelty can go,” stated Mrs Knill, who urged the audience to remember the millions who did not survive Nazi persecution. 

You can view Julia Kinch delivering Iby's testimony in the video.

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