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The road to Auschwitz : fragments of a life

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The road to Auschwitz : fragments of a life
Call No: 949.802 F89r

Call Number949.802 F89r
Dates1996; ©1990
Statement of ResponsibilityHedi Fried ; edited and translated from the original Swedish by Michael Meyer.
Creators & ContributorsFried, Hedi (author)
Meyer, Michael Leverson (author)
Meyer, Michael (editor)
Meyer, Michael (translator)
Fried, Hedi (subject)
SummaryThe Road to Auschwitz is the autobiography of Hedi Fried, a fifteen-year-old living in Sighet, Romania, when war breaks out in 1939. In March 1944, Hedi’s family, along with three thousand other Jews from her village, are confined to a ghetto, awaiting shipment to Auschwitz. In Auschwitz, amidst the horror, Hedi turns twenty, her sister, Livi, fifteen. As Hedi and Livi will later learn, their parents do not survive. 

In April 1945, the sisters are transported to Bergen-Belsen, two months before liberation. Upon liberation, Hedi renews her acquaintance with Michael, another survivor from Sighet. They move to Sweden, marry, and eventually have three sons. It is the loss of Michael, when Hedi is only forty, that prompts this memoir. “It took me forty years to realize that I am a witness and that it is my task to tell what I experienced.” —Publisher

  • Sighet
  • The Ghetto
  • Auschwitz
  • Hamburg
  • Life goes on
  • Bergen-Belsen
  • A new beginning
  • Sweden
Physical Description 190 pages ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherLincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press
NotesPreviously published: Fragments of a life. London : Robert Hale, 1990