New Year's honour recipients were celebrated at an afternoon tea event in a care home.

Those who were honoured for their services to Holocaust awareness and education were celebrated with their relatives and members of staff at Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors' Centre in Hendon.

Reverend Bernd Koschland, Hannah Lewis, Andrew Kaufman, Joan Salter and Martin Stern were given MBEs while Harry Bibring, Leslie Kleinman, Dr Chaim Olmer, Josef Perl, Harry Spiro, Janine Webber and Freda Wineman were given BEMs.

Mr Kleinman was 14 when he and his family were deported from the ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, then on the second death march to Dachau he was the only surviving member of his family as he was later liberated by American soldiers.

He said: "I’m very emotional about receiving the honours. The Germans gave me a number 8230 on my arm and rabbis have told me that if you add up the number it has the same value as the word for ‘love’ in Hebrew.

"I want young people to understand it’s important not to hate, that’s my message for young people when I talk to them."

Ms Wineman, who is a member at the centre, said: "I am honoured and it’s good for the work over many years in Holocaust education to be recognised.

"But now it’s important that we continue to try to do this as there aren’t so many survivors left now. We should never forget, we should remember that 6 million innocent Jewish people perished in the Holocaust."

Janine Webber survived the ghetto and went into hiding, taking on false identities to survive in occupied Poland while many of her family members were killed during the Holocaust, and Hannah Lewis survived a labour camp in Poland before arriving in Britain in 1949, and has given talks in schools and universities for a long time.

Reverend Koschland was born near Nuremberg and came over on Kindertransport in 1939 when his older sister followed him to the UK a few months later.

He went on to become a teacher at JFS and City of London School for Girls until 1995.

He said: "I feel honoured, it was not expected at all and it seems I have achieved something over the last few years, speaking widely about the Holocaust and in particular Kindertransport on which I came.

"I feel it’s important to talk to young people and their teachers too about the Holocaust so they can understand what happened."

Also in attendance at the event was Matthew Offord, MP for Hendon, and chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day trust, Olivia Marks-Woldman.