A Holocaust survivor visited Rutlish School to tell the story of how she survived the horrors of Auschwitz.

Freda Wineman, 90, presented her survival story to 250 Year 9 pupils, who are studying the Holocaust as part of their history syllabus, at a special assembly on Thursday morning.

Mrs Wineman was 16 when the Nazis invaded France, captured her family and set her to work close to the gas chambers, sorting the belongings of prisoners sent to their death.

She was liberated by the Russians in 1945, when she learnt her parents and brother, Marcel, had died at Auschwitz.

Miraculously, her brothers David and Armand both survived and she was reunited with them in Lyons later that year.

Mrs Wineman moved to the UK in 1950 and had two children.

The talk was organised four days before Holocaust Memorial Day held on Monday January 27.