What if the Holocaust Were a Fiction?

When the Holocaust is written down, we do so with great pride, but we also remember it.

We often forget that we’ve seen the events firsthand, and that it’s a deeply disturbing story that has been largely ignored by the wider public.

What if that history was fiction?

For many readers, the question of what happens when history is rewritten is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

For many Holocaust survivors, however, it has been a challenge to write about the Holocaust, even as their stories are now a part of our collective memory.

In her recent book, The Holocaust: A Novel, author Fabienne Pulff recently shared her personal story of the Holocaust.

The story is the story of a young woman who was brought up as a Christian in a predominantly Jewish household, yet was unable to identify with the Jewish culture.

She also experienced sexual abuse and was repeatedly raped as a child.

The book’s title, The Story of a Jew and His Child, describes the experiences of this woman as she grapples with the painful trauma of the holocaust.

In an interview with the BBC, Pulff shared a story about how her husband, who had been in the Holocaust for five years, was able to reconcile the experiences with his Jewish identity.

“The story of our marriage, which I didn’t know about, is a story of reconciliation, of redemption, of forgiveness, of compassion,” she told the BBC. 

Pulff told the story with a kind of tenderness, and while she was hesitant to call the Holocaust a fiction, she did say that the experience she had experienced was “one of the best moments in my life”.

“It made me want to go back and tell the story again,” she said.

The film is now available for streaming on Netflix.

 Pulpff is the author of the novel The Story Of A Jew And His Child.

In an interview for the BBC last year, she shared her vision for the future of the story, including an eventual book that would address the issue of rape.

“I think that’s a possibility,” she explained.

“We can look at a film, which is the best thing we can do, but I don’t know how that would go over.” 

In a way, Pulf is right: A film would be a great start.

A film could provide a chance to look at this important issue in a different light, to make a positive statement about it, and to give hope to a generation of young people who are struggling with their own memories of the horrors of the Nazi era.

A story told with empathy, and with the power to speak to those who may not be as familiar with the Holocaust and its legacy as she is.