Scribe UK distributes Hédi Fried book for Holocaust Memorial Day

Scribe UK distributes Hédi Fried book for Holocaust Memorial Day

Scribe UK has partnered with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to distribute free copies of Questions I am Asked About the Holocaust by Hédi Fried.

The 2017 book, a collection of questions that survivor and activist Fried has been posed by young people about her experiences during the Second World War, will be distributed to Holocaust Memorial Day activity organisers.

Fried was 19 when the Nazis snatched 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 95, she has spent her life educating young people about the Holocaust and answering questions such as: "What was it like to live in the camps?", "Did you dream at night?", "Why did Hitler hate the Jews?", and "Can you forgive?".

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia.

The trust has free resources on its website that can be used alongside the book, including poster packs and booklets to order, plus downloadable films, images, teaching materials, life stories and activities. 

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust c.e.o. Olivia Marks-Woldman said: "We are so pleased to work with Scribe UK to make this remarkable book available to schools and libraries across the country. Resources like Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust help to ensure that survivors’ voices and experiences will remain at the heart of Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK for years to come, and enable people in schools, libraries, communities and faith settings to learn from Hédi Fried."