Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp survivor and published author Lily Ebert received one of Britain’s highest honors by being included in King Charles III’s 2023 New Years Honors List.
Ebert was recognized as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her contributions to Holocaust education.
The London resident was born in Bonyhád, Hungary, in 1923. In July 1944, she was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp and then transferred to an ammunition factory in Germany where she worked until she was liberated. She now has three children, 10 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
She said in a statement shared on Twitter by her grandson, Dov Forman, that she feels the “upmost honor and privilege” to be awarded an MBE from Prince Charles III.
In 2021, Ebert, started a TikTok account with Forman to educate the public about the Holocaust and her page now has almost 2 million followers. That same year she co-authored her memoir “Lily’s Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live,” which has a foreword by King Charles III.
Ebert said in her statement that she feels a duty, along with many other Holocaust survivors, to teach others about the horrors of the Holocaust “and ensure that the past is never repeated.”