If, By Miracle

"I didn't see anyone outside the pit, so I jumped out. . . I had the feeling that my mother was running beside me and calling out to me, 'Michael, run faster and don’t look back!'"

Gatehouse To Hell

"I was stubborn. I didn't want to stay in Auschwitz. I didn't want to go to the gas chambers. I didn't want to be cremated. I didn't want to die there, and I kept pushing back."

If Home Is Not Here

"I dove into the frigid river, the sudden shock leaving me gasping. By the time that I was two-thirds across the river, my strength was fading . . . Somehow, I managed to reach the shore—the unoccupied zone of France and my entry into freedom."

Little Girl Lost

"The more we felt the Germans' heavy boots in our lives, the more I knew I had to leave . . . but I was scared. Where was I going to go? What would I live on?"

A Drastic Turn of Destiny

"n Germany I was 'Jewboy'; in Brussels I was 'boche'; in France I was 'undesirable'; in Portugal I was a 'refugee'; and in Jamaica I was simply a non-entity . . . I was a pariah in an exploding world."

Album Of My Life

"I am the daughter of nobody. I have no sisters. I am nobody's granddaughter or daughter-in-law, aunt or cousin. Who am I? My past is all gone. It disappeared . . . "

Under the Yellow & Red Stars

"I feel my brother's hand, trembling but strong, grab onto mine. I hear his words, urging me to run, take hold of my body and move my legs. We run, his hand holding mine . . . to me it feels like freedom."

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.'"

Spring's End

A young boy who loved soccer as much as he loved to write, Spring's End tells how John Freund's joyful childhood is shattered by the German invasion of his homeland, Czechoslovakia.