An Ipswich man who survived the Holocaust at Auschwitz in the Second World War has died at the age of 94.

Frank Bright shared his incredible story with countless Suffolk schoolchildren over the years, so that the horrors of the Holocaust are never forgotten. 

Mr Bright was sent to Auschwitz aged 16 with his mother, just one week after his father had arrived at the camp.

Neither of Mr Bright's parents would make it out of the camp alive. 

Mr Bright managed to avoid the gas chambers and he came to Britain after his liberation.

He shared his story many times at schools around Suffolk and Essex.

It has been confirmed he died on August 16.

Michael Newman, chief executive of Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR), said: "The Association of Jewish Refugees is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of a truly inspirational member, Frank Bright MBE.

"Frank, who survived Auschwitz and came to Britain after the liberation, took night classes to become a civil engineer and dedicated much of his life to educate young people about the horrors of discrimination, hatred and genocide. 

"We feel privileged to have captured his testimony as part of our Refugee Voices archive, a collection of life stories and experiences of Holocaust refugees and survivors. 

"Frank was also a regular contributor to the AJR Journal and popular presence at AJR events."

“It means a lot to me to be able to tell my story to young people,” Mr Bright told the East Anglian Daily Times in 2019.

“It is important that they understand what has happened in the past – and these are things they can’t really understand just from reading a book.”