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Wolf. A Story of Hate INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ELLA SCHEINWALD BY ADAM KLUGER

Why was it so important for you to tell this story? I wanted my children to read it and know who their grandfather was, what he endured, and get a sense of his strength and fragility at the same time. There were thousands of small corporate-owned camps turned into death camps. No one speaks of them, even though 74 | MetMagNY.com | 25AMagazine.com

thousands were murdered there every day, even though they constituted the manpower for these manufacturing firms. I felt that today’s toxic environment of polarization, which is sometimes incited by leadership, causes a continuation of anti-Semitism, so that hate persists, and becomes “normalized.” I wanted to change the collective narrative of

the false idea that Jews went to slaughter like cattle, when in fact, it is those who followed the murderous regime who followed their leaders like cattle and cooperated fully with genocide. What kind of man was your father? Kind, generous, smart, sensitive, strong and fragile at the same time. He felt like he was a