Charles III awarded the Order of the British Empire to a 99-year-old victim of the Holocaust

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 Charles III presented the Order of the British Empire to the 99-year-old victim of the Holocaust

The ninety-nine-year-old Jewish great-grandmother was one of the founders of the British Holocaust Survivor Center and was given this honor in recognition of her contribution to Holocaust education.

Lily Ebert was hit to Auschwitz from Hungary at the age of 20 and lost most of her family in the camp. After her release, she spent a year in Switzerland before coming to Israel in 1946. In 1967, she and her husband moved to the UK.

Ebert was a founding member of the British Holocaust Survivor Center and was given this honor in recognition of her contribution to Holocaust education.

Among her family members who accompanied Lily to Windsor Castle was her 19-year-old great-grandson Dov, who stressed the importance of witnesses to the Holocaust talking about their experiences as “the number of survivors is declining and everyone who listens becomes a witness” .

“Words can't express how much this means to me”,– Ebert said. “I promised myself that if I survived, I would tell the whole world about what happened to us in Auschwitz, when we were killed because they were considered unworthy of life.”

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