Author: Miriam DANSKY
The Germans are at hand, and in Poland, a teen-age boy hides in an attic. Someone locks the door and he is trapped inside. A young girl in Hungary keeps a diary as the horrors begin to close in on her, and when she is deported to Auschwitz, she hides it in a chimney. They both survive -- somehow -- and marry.
For years their son, a young man born and raised in freedom, longs to know what his parents endured, what gave them the inner strength to overcome, what was the source of the superhuman power to maintain their Jewish spirit, morality, and faith under conditions he could not even imagine. "Tell me, " he pleads. But they cannot bring themselves to relate their ordeals -- because to retell them is to relive them. "Why didn't you fight back? Why didn't you escape?" How could he understand, he and his generation, who never had to fight or to escape?
This touching book records the emotional outpouring of two people responding to the inquiries of their son, telling their story, because otherwise he would never know it -- and it is important that he know. The same goes for all of us. We all must know.
Mesorah Pubns, 2001
Hardcover, 237 pages
Dimensions: 23,5 x 16 cm
ISBN: 1578195659 / 9781578195657