Search

Redbridge Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn dies aged 85

12:34 02 June 2014

Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn

Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn

Archant

Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn died at his home in Clayhall on Saturday, at the age of 85.

Holocaust survivor Issy Hahn at the Leon Greenman memorial Valentines Park, IlfordHolocaust survivor Issy Hahn at the Leon Greenman memorial Valentines Park, Ilford

Issy was born in Konin, Poland and was sent to Auschwitz with his brother Karol. The brothers survived and Issy told his story in his book A Life Sentence of Memories.

After settling in Redbridge Issy was a high profile campaigner for the horrors of the Holocaust to be forever remembered. After another prominent Redbridge survivor Leon Greenman died Issy teamed up with the Recorder to raise money for a memorial and also produced a design to be included.

Issy’s son David, said of his dad: “He was always trying to educate people irrespective of their race or creed.

“I remember him once being asked by a little black girl if the Nazis treated black people differently to Jewish people and he replied: ‘A human being is a human being, irrespective of race or creed - if you cut someone whoever they are, they bleed’.”

See here for obituary and tributes and for details of the funeral arrangements.

If you want to pay tribute to Issy Hahn email chris.carter@archant.co.uk.

Read more:

Where was God? - Holocaust survivor speaks about his life sentence of memories
Redbridge will join together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford News Stories

Mohamed Omer founding member of the Gardens of Peace cemetery with the graves behind him.

Owners of a Muslim cemetery are hoping to win a planning appeal to ensure they do not run out of burial spaces in the near future.

The junction of the lakes in South Park. Picture: East Side Community Heritage

Its one of Redbridge’s beautiful open spaces, but South Park has also been used for growing food and as a popular fishing spot, writes East Side Community Heritage’s Rochelle Scholar.

Yesterday, 14:25
Edgaras Kondrotas, of Goodmayes, who was murdered in Forest Gate in January.

As her son’s murderer was jailed for life, a grieving mother has said she wished “it was me or his father who died instead”.

Yesterday, 13:25
Essex and East London Tangent club

If you are a woman interested in forming friendships and giving back to the community through charity work, then this club could be for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now