Debbie Fisher’s father was a Holocaust survivor.

Throughout her childhood, she would ask him questions about his time in Auschwitz, but wanting to protect his daughter from the horrors he experienced, he would only share a sanitized version of his time in the concentration camp.

At the end of his life, Debbie was finally able to get him to share his painful truth with her.

She came to StoryCorps with her friend, Terrance Hicks, to remember her father and one of their final conversations.

Originally aired January 27, 2005, on NPR’s Morning Edition.