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Sweden PM - Göran Persson

President Katsav,
Heads of State and Government,
Survivors of the Shoah,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On the 27th of January this year I attended the Memorial Service for the Victims of the Holocaust at the Stockholm Synagogue. One of the speakers was a young girl, Sarah Shulman, representing the third generation of Holocaust survivors. Sarah spoke of a childhood full of tales, well known tales of characters like Tevje der milchiker. But also tales of love and joy and everyday life in the “shteitels”, tales told with warmth and wit by her grandfather Isidor. There were Feter Moyshe and Jankev Farsh, there were Chamo Windt and Feygele – people Sarah never met, but who were brought to life through her grandfather’s stories. Some of them became her childhood heroes. Still just a little girl, still unaware of Auschwitz, Sarah wondered about grandfather’s sadness: “Even when telling the funniest stories”, she said, “he seemed to laugh with one eye, and cry with the other”.