DRIVING TO TREBLINKA: DIANA WICHTEL
Ockham New Zealand Book Award shortlisted Driving to Treblinka is the personal and profound story of journalist Diana Wichtel’s search for her lost father Ben, a Holocaust survivor, who was to follow his wife and children to NZ from Canada in 1964, but never arrived. In the course of Wichtel’s quest she scours the archives, travels the world, and unearths the story of her father and his Warsaw family, and their fate at the hands of the Nazis. The NZ Listener feature writer has carved a career out of deftly profiling others as well as critiquing television; she now turns her gaze on herself and those closest to her. She speaks with Jeremy Hansen.