What could happen to young Jews and Germans who meet while visiting the death camp at Auschwitz?
Yossi Porat, believes everything and anything.
The horrors of the Holocaust form the basis for this emotional, heart-stopping book. Young people from both sides of the tragedy come together when they first meet during a visit to the death camp in Auschwitz.
The book shows the different world perspectives and education of young people in Germany and in Israel. We see that dreams can come true, that there is hope, and that we can bridge the chasm caused by the past, if we do it with patience and kindness. We can build a new world, a better world, one where warm beams of sunlight melt our hearts. This we can achieve any place where there is conflict, hate, war, or pain. Slowly, with the best intentions, we can unravel evil and knit people together with love.
Mark, the German, never really knew what his family had done during the Nazi period, but he never thought he could be comfortable with Jewish people.
Dafna, the Israeli—her entire family murdered in the Holocaust—had not dared to hope for a better world.
Change is essential! From both sides of this abyss, we see pain-filled figures with set worldviews gradually and steadily becoming partners and changing their world for the better.
An interesting, mind-altering truth is discovered by the end of the story, explaining why Dafna’s grandmother received a small oil painting from her mother, who told her to keep it safe and to look at it so she could see “its inner beauty.”
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The Israeli ninth president Mr. Shimon Peres wrote to Yossi:
… The second and third generation of Holocaust survivors and their relationship with the descendants of the murderers is a subject that demands great sensitivity. And on the level of international relations, Israel-Germany contact is an expression of the fact that Germany has not forgotten and is not attempting to forget its difficult past. Germany never ceases to lay down building blocks for a new future.
I congratulate you on your new book.
Best wishes, Shimon Peres, Ninth President of Israel.”
Lihi Lapid, the very famous Israeli author and journalist wrote to Yossi:
“…a fascinating book that throws light on the present atmosphere in Germany, tying the past and the present together in an original, highly readable way.”