Photo of Jack Garfein
Photo of Jack Garfein

Jack Garfein

“They always show suffering, but never how you deal with it. They always have a train and people screaming. When we went to the camps, my mother combed my sister’s hair, she straightened up a sweater, because we were arriving at a place and she wanted us to look good. When you tell people a story about Auschwitz, it’s something outside of themselves, they are sympathetic but they don’t know what the real experience was.”