A glimpse of the personal experiences of individuals during the Holocaust reveals the inner world of the victims.
This lecture focuses on the honest and direct emotions expressed by the victims, testifying to the fact that they maintained their human dignity.
“Last Letters from the Shoah” shows us deep despair alongside expressions of hope. Strange as it may sound, both hope and despair were sources of faith and inner strength, as explained in the article.
The concern of parents for their children is another experience. This concern is a sweeping testimony to the failure of Nazism to dehumanize Jews. This concern was simply human, and no evil force on earth could ever destroy it. Another issue dealt with in the lecture is the problem of faith in G-d. Two possibilities for coming to terms with Providence existed. One – to devote oneself to one’s faith, despite everything. The other – to become a skeptic, turning away from G-d. Both options were a legitimate human response, to be respected under those circumstances.
All these personal testimonies, all these personal experiences confirm with awe the saying:
“Look, it has happened – we were there – but we don’t understand”.