The Interview

In Nazi death camps, 'I asked myself where God was all the time'

Samuel Pisar is a Holocaust survivor. Between the ages of 13 and 16, he lived through the horror of Majdanek, Dachau and Auschwitz. He tells Marc Perelman how he survived in the camps at such a young age and how he has lived with his ordeal ever since. "I asked myself where God was all the time", he says.


Pisar wrote about his ordeal in a memoir published in 1979, "Of Blood and Hope." He is currently serving as UNESCO Honorary Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust and Genocide Education.

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