Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust
For over thirty years, Hédi Fried has been travelling to Swedish schools to talk about the Holocaust. The testimony about how her family was deported from her hometown, and how her parents were murdered in Auschwitz, has touched thousands of students. Often it was in the discussions with the students that the Holocaust became most real. It is only by posing these questions that we discover our fundamental sense of humanism. Together, they help make the unimaginable events more understandable. Hédi Fried is one of the few survivors who is still here and can bear witness. In Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust, Hédi answers some of the questions she has received over the years. Only by continuing to ask the most difficult questions, can we avoid repeating history.
Hédi Fried answers questions like:
What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
What did it mean to you to have your sister with you in Auschwitz?
Were you hungry all the time?
What helped you to survive?
When did you understand that a genocide was taking place?
Do you think it could happen again?
After all this, do you still believe in God?
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Questions I am Asked About the Holocaust was shortlisted for the August Prize 2017, in the category of Best Swedish Non-Fiction Book of the Year.