Evan Shaw was five years old when his Jewish parents were arrested by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp.
He was held in a “terrifying” prison but before he boarded a train to Auschwitz, he was rescued by his aunt who snuck him away.
The Londoner, who was born in the former Yugoslavia, has now received an MBE award for speaking about his experiences with the Holocaust in schools.
He said, “We live in a growing age of anti-Semitism, racism, extremism, hatred and prejudice. And I thought well, I have to talk about my past.”