Zigi Shipper BEM is a camp survivor. He was born Zygmunt Shipper in Lodz, Poland, 1930. Following the Nazi occupation of Poland, Zigi was moved into the Lodz ghetto with his grandmother. When the ghetto was liquidated in 1944, Zigi was deported to Auschwitz and then was sent to several labour camps. Having survived the war, he came to the UK in 1947. Zigi arrived in the UK with no luggage and in the time since, he has rebuilt his family, and has several children, grandchildren and now a greatgrandchild.
He is one of Britain’s most prominent Holocaust survivors and regularly travels all over the UK and gives his testimony at schools. Notably, Zigi has given talks to the England football team and returned to Stutthof Concentration Camp in 2017 with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.