Thursday, March 31, 2011

Interview with Michel (portraits and an excerpt)

There is nobody to save me in this country. I don’t have any family. You’ve really got to survive. It’s funny- one time I had a girlfriend who was from Romania. Her grandma there was a gypsy and when she was 18 or 16 she went to Auschwitz. And she was experimented on by Mengele. She was one of the patients. This woman went through hell. The first thing this woman said to me – and she floored me, she really floored me – she said to me “You’re a survivor. And you must not hate.” That’s the first thing she said to me. And that was really strange- that in some way that she could see through it so clearly. Growing up was very tough.

No comments: