Did You Ever Meet Hitler, Miss?
Teaching the Holocaust is a difficult and sensitive task. The facts and figures are readily available but it is the individual experiences that engage and interest pupils and allow them to understand the full implications of the Holocaust. Consequently, this book by Trude Levi will prove an invaluable teaching tool. Trude tells her story with little comment, allowing the terrible facts to speak for themselves. She describes without sentiment her experiences in Hungary under the Nazis, the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Buchenwald and, finally, the death-march, during which she collapsed on her twenty-first birthday and was left for dead. This account provides the context for the main part of the book in which the author sets out some of the many questions she has been asked by schoolchildren and university students from both Germany and England.