My Diary (October 19, 1943 - March 15, 1945) - Otto Fischl
Coming from a Czech Jewish family, Otto Gerard Fischl was a teenager when he began to write his diary in 1938. At 13, he went into hiding with his brother and his parents in the home of the Stacke family in Charente. His "captivity" lasted more than two years.
To combat his boredom and the anguish of being denounced, Otto confided to his diary with perception, intelligence and humour, the tumultuous life of the household, but also his extensive reading, news of the war and his reflections which often became philosophical.
The publication of this diary - which in many aspects evokes that of Anne Frank - is the occasion to pay tribute to the courage of Mr Stacke and his family and to salute the benevolence of those who maintained their silence in the village. Mr and Mrs Stacke were recognized in May 2013 as "Righteous among the Nations" thanks to Otto and his brother.