She survived the war thanks to be in hiding. She hid with a German civil servant called Irmgard Wieth whose boyfriend was an SS officer.
She subsequently was helped by the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky. Lilit and her mother survived the Holocaust, but her father and younger brother were killed.
On 29th March 1946 Lilit arrived in London in the first of three transports of Jewish children from Poland organised by Dr Rabbi Solomon Schonfeld. She settled in London, where is still lives. Lilit has dedicated herself to building bridges between the Polish and Jewish community and is a much sought-after speaker. In 2007 she was awarded Poland’s The Commander's Cross of Polonia Restituta for her work.
‘When you see somebody drowning, you have to extend a hand whether you know how to
swim or not,’
‘When you see somebody drowning, you have to extend a hand whether you know how to swim or not,’Lilit Pohlmann