Holocaust survivor Sam Gontarz 90, of Whitefield, Manchester has passed away. Mr Gorantz was born in Lodz, Poland and was just 9 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939.

Mr Gontarz is pictured on the stage at this year’s Holocaust Yom Hashoah, at the Audious Centre, Salford when he  spoke on stage to a packed hall on his  ‘Suffering and Silence a survivor story’, Sam was involved with Holocaust Education and spoke about his Holocaust experiences to many non-Jewish audiences.

Photo: Lawrence Purcell