As one of the oldest Buchenwald Häftlings I am very pleased to read the testimony of the third generation Buchenwald and find it excessively important.
We who survived, we the woman who did the work for man, we know something only we know. We know how to help each other with a sentence, with a smile with the memory of the mother or a good friend who disappeared between Debrecen and Birkenau until you arrived during that unbearable 3 days of journey with the memory of the little sister, who stand at the small window of the cattle car. In the program we want to remit to you there is written that we would like to teach you to build a much better world than we had. The most important thing that prevent us from having humane and empathetic life is hatred. If you are afraid of someone you hate him/her. This is a never ending spiral: fear-and hatred, hatred and fear.
Your generation must be cleverer than ours was, you have to build your live and society without any hatred. That you should have had learned from us, even if Coronavirus would not have come.
So many good thing are to be done. Every person brings some ability with himself to have fun on music, or drawing, painting, carving, dancing, it is an important task to help each-other in developing these good things. You must be clever and you must built your much better society on mutual help and empathy. That is our heritage.
All of us, youngsters and old people, we have fantasy. All of us, we can imagine that we are standing now there at the Appelplatz holding hands with you, singing our Buchenwaldlied, and even the weather that awful Buchenwaldweather is clear, the sun is shining warmly. And we are one in affection and the will that our children your clever generation will find the method, that did not succeed to be found as yet, the fearless life on earth.
–We stand in deep gratitude for Eva Fahidi’s statement who keeps inspiring us with her engergy, love and power!