‘Tears still well up when I say goodbye’: Mancunian sisters relive ‘Voyage of the Damned’ on Holocaust Memorial Day

Sisters Gisela Feldman and Sonja Sternberg were teenagers when they fled Nazi Germany on the SS St.Louis destined for Cuba, but were denied entry and forced back to Europe. Now aged 96 and 93, they share their story which led them to the UK, what it means to be recognised in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List, and why they have dedicated their lives to educate others about the Holocaust.

Film review: Ida

At only 82 minutes, Ida manages to tightly pack together a gripping story with a commentary on a number of diffuse themes – war, the holocaust, sexual revolution and religion – to make one truly remarkable package.