Questions I am asked about the Holocaust: young readers’ edition
Translator: Alice E. Olsson
Author: Hédi Fried
Publisher: Scribe UK
Year of Publication: 2023
A young readers’ edition of the bestselling book from Auschwitz survivor Hédi Fried that answers lasting questions about the Holocaust.
Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis arrested her family and transported them to Auschwitz. While there, apart from enduring the daily terror at the camp, she and her sister were forced into hard labour before being released at the end of the war.
After settling in Sweden, Hédi devoted her life to educating young people about the Holocaust. In her 90s, she decided to take the most common questions, and her answers, and turn them into a book so that children all over the world could understand what had happened.
This is a deeply human book that urges us never to forget and never to repeat.
‘It is the telling detail that gives her testimony its particular power … This little book, with its reminder “there are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some … that have no answer”, is a moving record of one woman’s experience.’
NICK RENNISON, THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Something like what Anne Frank might have written had she survived … Timeless lessons taught with simple eloquence.’