'Didn't know I would live’ Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh details escape from Auschwitz


“If you were chosen to live, you got a number on your arm,” he remembered.

The presenters were astonished by the sight of the tattoo as Arek recalled his first experiences of being taken to the camp.

“You holding that there, it’s almost like you hold a war wound,” Naga said.

Massimiliano revealed: “I didn’t want to show the number on the portrait. I decided to put this hand on the left arm, just showing that it’s like touching an old but healed wound which will be forever present and felt.”



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