A borough Holocaust survivor, who has been influencing generations with his story of survival, will have his book added to a historic Manchester library.

Prestwich-based social care charity, The Fed, has been collating stories from Holocaust survivors for their "My Voice" project to educate others on the atrocities suffered.

Ike Alterman BEM, from Whitefield, is one of the survivors the scheme has helped to create an autobiography that chronicles his life before, during and after the Second World War.

This includes detailed recollections of his time as a prisoner at Auschwitz Birkenau and the crimes against humanity he witnessed.

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The My Voice Book Collection has now been added to the John Rylands Library following an emotional event that marked the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht hosted by the University of Manchester's John Rylands Research Institute and Library.

A spokesperson from The Fed said: “The fight against anti-Semitism persists and people saying never again is now.

“The importance of these survivors’ stories has never been greater and hence the even greater significance of the My Voice collection being introduced to the John Rylands Library."

Bury Times: Marianne Phillips with Louise Senderowich My Voice Project Lead.

Guests at the event included nine My Voice storyteller survivors who were welcomed by library director, professor Chris Pressler.

My Voice storytellers Ike, Marianne Phillips, and Anne Super, read powerful and deeply moving extracts from their books.

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Raphi Bloom, The Fed's director of fundraising, marketing, and communications, said: “How fitting it is that the books, encompassing the whole life stories of the storytellers, who settled in Greater Manchester and the North West, and contributed hugely to making Manchester the great city it is, now have a permanent home in our city's most prestigious library.”

Bury Times: Anne Super with Louise Senderowich

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Chris Pressler expressed the sense of privilege felt by him and his team in accepting the collection.

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Dr Toby Simpson, director of The Wiener Holocaust Library also addressed the audience along with My Voice Project Manager, Juliette Pearce and Raphi.

Ike has been educating youngsters on his story and last year, had his story added to history curriculum of Wellington School in Timperley.