18 March 2015

On assignment: Tomi Reichental

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure to meet and photograph Tomi Reichental, an 79-ye­ar-ol­d Holocaust survivor who was sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child.

For the past few years, Tomi dedicates his time speaking to students in Ireland about stories of wartime atrocities and the horrific experiences he lived through at the hands of the Nazis.

Tomi is a true survivor and an inspiration to many. He's also the subject of the documentary film 'Close to Evil'. More about him in this a great article by Douglas Dalby: 'Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past'.

PHOTO CREDIT: Paulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times



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