About the Book
The stage adaptation of the poetry collection: Surviving Words, Endre Farkas reminds us that “nothing is forgotten/nothing is ever forgotten.” Surving Wor(l)ds shares Endre’s parents’ experiences in Auschwitz and Mauthausen, moves on to deal with his childhood memories of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and the ongoing acts of genocide.
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“The Horrifying actuality that is the Holocaust sits like an immovable altar to evil in the middle of the twentieth century. Fifty years later, Endre Farkas, child of Holocaust survivors, revisits its terrors through the stories of his parents and through his own journeys. His parents, who both survived concentration camps only to confront new xenophobia a dozen years later during the Hungarian revolution, were forced to escape with their young son to Canada. The book is a personal journey of sorts; a journey to recover, if not innocence, perhaps lost hope.” —Canadian Literature
About the Author
Endre Farkas was born in Hajdunanas, Hungary in 1948 to survivors of the Holocaust. Along with his parents, he escaped Hungary during the 1956 revolution and has lived in Quebec ever since. Farkas has been collaborating with artists from other disciplines for over twenty years and many of his performance pieces have toured across Canada.