4 May 1945 at 8.35 p.m. was the moment where the message from the Free London Press was read aloud in the Danish radios. Those who lived and heard it will never forget and we who were born in the years afterwards still become very moved when listening to that speaker’s voice. He was suddenly interrupted as the message from […]
I have updated this post originally published December 30, 2014 We didn’t have television until the beginning of the sixties. One day my parents and my twin brother and I were watching something. Suddenly Montgomery is seen in his open car coming slowly through a street in Copenhagen with four British soldiers on motorbikes at each side of the […]
What would I do if I was forced into extreme hardship?
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
Winston Churchill's speech from 20 August 1940
Primo Levi describes the humiliation of being a KZ prisoner and the traits of those who are in charge. The mothers prepare as much as possible for their small children the night before they leave the transit camp for good. They didn't forget napkins, cushions or toys. Wouldn't you do the same if you and your child ware to killed tomorrow?
My mothers experiences during the war has had a great impact on my whole life.