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Video: Belfast plaque for Holocaust survivor Helen Lewis


The Ulster History Circle commemorated Helen Lewis, dancer, choreographer, writer and Holocaust survivor with the unveiling of a blue plaque at the Crescent Arts Centre in south Belfast today.

She managed to survive the horrors of the camp, and after the war she came to Belfast where she started a new life.

A noted ballerina and choreographer, Helen taught and inspired dancers in her adopted city.

She told her remarkable story in her book, A Time To Speak, before her death at the age of 93 in Belfast in 2009.

The plaque was officially unveiled by Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston and was followed by a reception in the Crescent Arts Centre including poetry, music and dance to celebrate her life.

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