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Who wants to live in a world ruled by hatred? A conversation with a Holocaust survivor

Hédi Fried

Event: Stockholm Peace Talks 2017
Location: City Hall, Stockholm
Date: 21/03/2017

“It is very important to fight against prejudice. Because prejudice is the root of a lot of the evil in this world.”

In an interview with journalist Alexandra Pascalidou, Swedish author and psychologist, Hédi Fried, shares her own experiences as a Holocaust survivor, and describes how she has dedicated her life to spread the message of democracy and peace, to combat xenophobia.

Stockholm Peace Talks 2017. Recorded at Stockholm City Hall on March 21, 2017.

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Hédi Fried

Swedish author and psychologist

Hédi is a Swedish author and psychologist dedicated to spreading the message of democracy to combat xenophobia, using her own experiences as a Holocaust survivor. Born in 1924 in Sighet, Romania, she survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen before arriving in Stockholm in 1945. She has been awarded the Illis Quorum medal for education and therapeutic work, the Natur & Kulturs Kulturpris for her literary work, and the Swedish Peace Prize in 1999. She founded the Michael A. Fried Foundation in 2001 which awards scholarships to teachers working against xenophobia and gives lectures about her past experiences to school children.