Behind the Red Curtain

A story of survival and victory over the dual terrors of the Stalinist and Nazi regimes, Behind the Red Curtain is Maya's testament to her mother’s love and strong will.

Inside the Walls

An idealist and a dreamer, orphaned Icchok Klein comes under the protective wing of those in charge of the Lodz ghetto, including the powerful Mordechai Rumkowski.

Alone in the Storm

In wartime Budapest, Leslie Vertes escapes from the forced labour service. As he lives under false identity documents, each day he survives feels like a miracle.

Where Courage Lives

Written in vignettes with child-like charm and innocence, Where Courage Lives provides rich insight into life in a small village against the backdrop of the war, paying tribute to both Muguette’s indomitable mother and the courage of the people of Champlost.

The Weight of Freedom

Nate Leipciger, a thoughtful, shy eleven-year-old boy, is plunged into an incomprehensible web of ghettos, concentration and death camps during the German occupation of Poland.

Across the Rivers of Memory

The name Transnistria did not exist on a map. Yet that is where ten-year-old Felicia Steigman and her parents arrive in 1941, after a cruel deportation and death march overseen by Romanian Nazi collaborators.

A Name Unbroken

Miklos Friedman grows up learning to take risks and seize opportunities. In 1944, as Germany occupies Hungary, he must draw on his wits to survive

Joy Runs Deeper

“I kept asking myself, Was all my suffering worth it? Was it worth staying alive? Nobody was left—no family, no friends . . . Then I remembered that I had Josio and thanked God for that. We joined hands and started walking, ready to face the future."

As the Lilacs Bloomed

“The pen is shaking in my paralyzed hand as I write: I AM ALIVE! I am alive and it is May again. The lilacs are in bloom and I smell their sweet fragrance again. There was springtime last year as well, but we had no eyes for beauty. Our lips forgot how to smile, our hearts were shattered! And now I’m alive again!”

Suddenly the Shadow Fell

When 17-year-old Leslie Meisels insisted that his mother and two brothers join a transport going who knows where, all he knew was that they had to get out of the terrible holding facility in Debrecen, Hungary.

E/96: Fate Undecided

"'Don't move. Don't open the door.' My knees had turned to jelly and I was trembling uncontrollably. Sina grabbed her raincoat and declared, 'I'm leaving. They'll be back and I don't want to end up in a camp.'"