A Holocaust Survivor Tells of Auschwitz at 18 and, Again, at 90 / by Stiller Akos

  "Time does not help. It only deepens the feeling that something is missing. One simply learns to live with such trauma," said Eva Fahidi.     Akos Stiller for The New York Times

"Time does not help. It only deepens the feeling that something is missing. One simply learns to live with such trauma," said Eva Fahidi. Akos Stiller for The New York Times

Eva Fahidi witnessed the horror of Auschwitz at a very young age, and speaks about her experiences in schools to stop history from repeating itself. It was only when I walked into her flat, I have realised that she lives in the same house, where my grandmother used to live. I have only very distant childhood memories of walking to the third floor, passing a few doors to walk into my grandmothers kitchen, where she prepared for the traditional Sunday lunch our family used to have. Eva Fahidi lived a few doors away on the same floor, so she knew my grandmother as well. I wonder, If my grandmother knew her story as well.

You can read Eva Fahidi's story in The New York Times.