The judges of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards described Driving to Treblinka as ‘not just a beautifully written book, but an important book, too’ and gave it two non-fiction prizes. Readers know Diana Wichtel as a Listener journalist whose TV reviews and interviews are a consistent highlight of the magazine. Driving to Treblinka is a compassionate, wise memoir about her father, a Holocaust survivor who escaped to Canada and whose life remained a mystery to his estranged children. The truth can set you free but there is always a cost. Diana talks to journalist Philip Matthews.