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Tova Friedman, Holocaust Survivor, Pens Memoir of Resilience, Survival, Hope

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation
Tova Friedman is one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp. She has just published a memoir and joined Heidi Holtan to discuss her important new work.

Tova Friedman is one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz concentration camp and uses her vivid memories to write and speak against anti-Semitism and prejudice. She has written a new book with veteran correspondent Malcom Brabant called The Daughter of Auschwitz: My Story of Resilience, Survival, and Hope. She joined the host of KAXE/KBXE's Morning Show, Heidi Holtan, to talk about her experience, her new book, and Jewish culture. Click the "Listen" player above to hear the full conversation.

"I am a survivor. That comes with a survivor's obligation to represent one and a half million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. They cannot speak. So I must speak on their behalf."

-From The Daughter of Auschwitz by Tova Friedman

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.
Max Philbrook (he/him) is a Producer at KAXE focused on telling the stories of the people, events, and organizations that make up the fabric of northern Minnesota. Based out of Grand Rapids, Max spends his time reading fiction at the library, seeing sports and live music, and supporting the arts and cultural events in the area. Get in touch with Max if you have a story to tell, an event to publicize, or just want to chat about life in the northland.