"Holocaust remembrance day to the attention of the whole world"
"It has been 74 years since you became exempt. "
"But you grandmother was never free."
"You sit ihopsjunken on a wooden chair, staring straight out towards the your bed sickbed. Since then, there are you posted on the cardiologist, your heart is weak. The face is blåslaget because you fainted and fallen several times at home in the apartment. "
"I'm trying to think that you are just like the 91-year-old. Old and sick. You will soon die and it is the natural course of events. I know that the last thing you want is to end up at a nursing home, then would you rather ”go to sleep” next to my grandfather Lejb at the jewish cemetery. "
"”He's waiting for me there,” you say. "
"Lose even a witness."
"When you die, I lose my grandmother. We lose our firm, barska granny Cyla who can tease real mad at us their whims, that the obsession with food. Eat up, eat more, eat again. And then, why not eat some? "
"You know very well how it is to starve."
"And when you die go even a witness to the Holocaust, lost, someone who actual saw, was actually there, in your own words can tell. "
"2020 becomes Sweden to host a new international conference on remembrance of the Holocaust, a new museum is to be established and the Swedish young people the opportunity to visit the sites in Europe, declared prime minister Stefan Löfven in regeringsförklaringen the other day. The sites that holocaust deniers shortly after his speech called for ”indoktrineringsresor” and a part of politicians ' ”förintelsepropaganda”. "
"Without you, the survivors, mister, we are the strongest evidence that can stifle the words of the people who claim you are lying. My word that grandchildren can never be on an equal footing. "
"You don't remember that you drove the ambulance to the hospital the other day. When I read parts of what I wrote up about your life you fall asleep on every second sitting in that trästolen in your hall. And then you wake up to, nod, and remember back. "
"at the same time as the cognition now failing are the memories of the war is cruel enough, are still crystal clear. That when you were freed, for the 74 years ago, the same year that you would fill 18. It was a sunny day in early may when the silence after the bombs arrived. The soldiers of the Red army had taken back to a labour camp in northern Germany for non-jews, where you under a false identity spent two years in slave labour. "
"' the War is over, go home”, they said. "
"So you went on foot back to Poland, which no longer felt like home. "
"It started as a conversation between you and me on the war came through the years to be as much about the time after, the first time in Sweden. About the here and now, how you are still living with the grief and the guilt that you are living, aren't they. You still can't fall asleep without sleeping pills, otherwise nightmares about everything that has happened. "
"the Story of your life came to be so unambiguous. That once a long time ago, you were exempt. But since you have never been free."