A photography exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) North is displaying new, never-before-seen photographs of north-west based Holocaust survivors.

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors , which opened on Friday (January 27), includes four new photographs taken by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) President and Chair of Trustees, Simon Hill, alongside the original 60 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors and their families.

The photographs showcase the connections between Holocaust survivors and the younger generations of their families and aim to shine a light on the lives they have lived and the collective responsibility to ensure their stories live on.

One survivor who has been newly photographed by Mr Hill is Itzick 'Ike' Alterman, who was born 1928 in Ozarow, Poland.

Mr Alterman survived four concentration camps and a death march while his father, mother, brother and sister all died in camps.

After the war, he came to England as one of ‘The Windermere Children’ and rebuilt his life, finding stability and happiness with his wife and children.

Mr Alterman would go on to create and oversee a jewellery business in Manchester.

He said he felt "very proud" when he saw his photograph in the exhibition.

Mr Hill said: "I hope that my portraits of these amazing people, pictured with members of their family, will help to encourage a dialogue, with a wider audience, that will ensure their personal stories are never forgotten and subsequent generations can celebrate their incredible perseverance in the face of unimaginable horror and suffering."

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who visited the exhibition on January 24, said: "People hear the shocking numbers – six million Jewish people – and it’s hard to take in.

"You come here and it’s personalising - I would ask everyone to come here."

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors will run until the summer.