I was so glad I went in to hear him speak....I almost stayed at my desk to work on files. It is so easy to forget so many years afterward that this horrific thing really happened. I was thinking my children probably don't even know that much about it...I am glad that there are people who have written down their experiences so we can remember. If you can believe it, his book was taken from a journal he kept while in the camp at age 13 on discarded concrete bags with pencils he got from the guards in trade for carvings he made with a Boy Scout knife he smuggled into camp!! It's hard for me to even wrap my brain around the suffering and inhumanity he talked about today.
I bought his book and I can't wait to read it. I think it will be a hard book to get through but I feel connected to this person now, since I shook his hand and heard his voice. What a privilege! If you want more info...check out the website: www.mybrothersvoice.com