Alwin Meyer, born in Cloppenburg in 1950, began looking for traces of the children of Auschwitz in 1972. In time he spoke with survivors in many countries who were often still children. He listened, asked questions, took photos and filmed – all made possible by the trust of those sitting opposite him. Meyer has published numerous books, among others on the topic of right-wing extremism. In 1982, Meyer was awarded the prize for Political Book of the Year from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.