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Love is stronger than Hate: An Auschwitz survivor's story | Shlomo Graber | TEDxBasel
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"I have to help myself". Shlomo Graber, a Holocaust survivor, recounts the horror of being a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. He shares his experiences and memories and how hope was the only way forward. Interviewed by Urs Bucher

"Ich muss mir selbst helfen". Shlomo Graber ein Überlebende des Holocaust, erzählt das Grauen ein Gefangener in einem Konzentrationslager zu sein. Er teilt seine Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen, und wie die Hoffnung der einzige weg nach vorn war. Interviewt von Urs Bucher

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Shlomo Graber is a painter and writer. Born in Russian Carpathia in 1926, but raised in Nyirbator, Hungary, Shlomo and his family were sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1944. Having been freed by the Red Army in 1945 and emigrated to Israel, Shlomo has been in Basel since 1989, where he lives with the love of his life.
Favorite quote: "Be strong and never let hatred enter your heart. Always remember, love is stronger than hate." Shlomo’s mother, to him as a child.

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