Manfred Goldberg is one of seven Holocaust survivors to have their portrait put on public display in Buckingham Palace.
The 91-year-old moved to Britain after World War Two and managed to graduate from university with a degree in electronics.
The paintings are a memorial to the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust.
Events will take place around the UK and the world to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.
Video produced by Daniel South and Bernadette Kitterick
UK viewers can watch Survivors: Portraits of the Holocaust on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, tonight at 21:00GMT.