On January 25th, Richard White and Lorna Brunstein gave us a moving presentation, with film and sound, to show us the final result of their project of more than 3 years, retracing the route of a Nazi Death march, from Hannover to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in February 1945. The march was undertaken and survived by Lorna’s mother, Esther, and she ultimately came to England, where she became a human rights activist, but she sadly died just before the end of the project.
The Death march was recreated first in Somerset in 2015, marking significant points along the way, but then in 2016 tracing the actual route in Germany. Bristol-Hannover Council were able to help in finding contacts for Richard and Lorna and gave some financial support to the project. It will continue in honour of Esther, as a project of human rights and international solidarity. We are grateful and honoured to have been part of the project.