Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Wimmer - January 1, 1985

Sharing Stories

But uh, it's, it's unbelievable to describe for anybody--encyclopedias can be written about this. Not books, encyclopedias because combined with everybody's stories and books will start to be written and the schools should teach the, the younger generations, the future generations, that this was going on. And they should hear tapes like this one--the people who really lived this through because I say to my kids after we are gone, the book is closed. That's it. Nobody can tell the stories anymore because we are the survivors. We are the ones who know. The, the honest what happened. The kids can only say well my mother was in the war and my mother survived this, but--and I lost my grandparents, but they can't say what they went through. Only we can, unfortunate. So uh, what can I say? It's, it's, it was something you should never repeat again, never. And it's just too bad that people now in, in the times where you live in free countries, free societies, people uh, can say what they feel and some jerks, people who probably know so little--probably anti-Semites, who else can say this that it did not happen? It did not happen. And when I hear this, my God, I say, "Boy." I don't even wish on them who say that it didn't happen that they should go through what we went through because this is, this is unbelievable.

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