“Once you’re in that room, you can’t get out. It’s always with you.”

Debra Fisher

Debra Fisher’s father Oscar was a Holocaust survivor who kept his painful memories of Auschwitz to himself to shield her from the horrors of his past. For years, Debra longed to hear his story, but she was always told the sanitized version. Years later, with her father’s health failing, Debra finally convinced him to share his experience, unleashing a flood of emotions.

At StoryCorps, Debra reflects on the moment her father shared his truth, allowing her to enter the “room” of his long-buried memories.

Listen to Debra’s original StoryCorps interview.

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