How did it feel to know your sister was in Auschwitz?
Were you hungry all the time?
When did you understand that a genocide was taking place?
Do you think it could happen again?
For over thirty years, Hédi Fried traveled to Swedish schools to talk about the Holocaust. The testimony regarding how her family was deported from her hometown, and how her parents were murdered in Auschwitz, has touched thousands of students around the country. Often it is in the discussions with the students that the disaster becomes 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 to these horrific events. In Questions I am Asked About the Holocaust, Hédi answers some of the questions she has received over the years, brought together for the first time in this collection. Only by continuing to ask the most difficult questions, can we avoid repeating this historical assault.
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"Diamonds of wisdom."
"The most important book of the year."
"The questions whose answers will open up one's mind. A reminder that it is high time for the protests of our time."
"This is a book to love ... stunning in its simplicity."
"If you only read one book this year, read this one."
"Always carry Hédi Fried's little book in your pocket and read it all the time. It may be the most important thing you've ever owned."