Scribe is donating 1,000 copies of the new title Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust by Hédi Fried to UK schools and libraries in honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th.
"In this brief, eloquent book, suitable for adults or younger readers alike, a campaigning 94-year-old survivor answers the questions about the Holocaust you never dared to ask - and explains why today’s politicians need to heed the lessons of the past more than ever,” Scribe said.
Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust will be published by the indie press on the same day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27th January) in hardback, retailing at £12.99.
Fried was 19 when the Nazis took her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where her parents were murdered and she and her sister were forced into hard labour until the end of the war. Now in her 90s and still politically active, she has spent her life educating young people about the Holocaust and answering their questions about one of the darkest periods in human history.
In this book the author and psychologist, who is now based in Sweden, cites the questions she was most often asked by young people when she gave her talks over the past 30 years such as ‘How was it to live in the camps?’, ‘Did you dream at night?’, ‘Why did Hitler hate the Jews?’, ‘Can you forgive?’ and 'Do you see yourself in today's refugees'. She also comments on the recent resurgence of the far-right in Europe and elsewhere.
Scribe's owner and founder Henry Rosenbloom, who is the son of two Holocaust survivors, said: "This is a book that should be read by everyone, and we strongly feel that no young reader should be deprived of the opportunity to read Hédi's powerful and honest account of a historical period that remains incomprehensible to so many. The devastating recent cuts to UK libraries have convinced us that donating a substantial quantity of books will help ensure that young people can access this important book.”
Teaching notes and lesson plans for the book are also available, suitable for readers from Key Stage 3 upwards. To request free copies of Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust for your library or school, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.