This is the true story of Miriam Winter who was born in Poland and at the age of 6 in 1941 was sent away from her home. She never saw her parents, Grandparents or younger brother after that. The next twelve years she survived WW 2 by moving from city to city and living with various people in various circumstances, this is her story of survival. She changed her name twice to hide the fact that she was a jew. This is a very touching and interesting story, if you enjoy reading stories of survival you will like this one. It does not contain alot of graphic war content just her life experiences as a child and young adult.
Miriam Winter escaped being sent to a concentration camp by hiding with different families in the Polish countryside. Unlike Anne Frank, who hid silently in an attic, Miriam hid in plain site, taking care of cows and attending Catholic church services alongside her host families.
This book does not speak much of the larger picture of WWII or Jewish oppression, but instead of the author's personal experiences. Much of the book focuses on her life after Poland was liberated, but before she felt free to reveal her true heritage.
One of the better "Holocaust survivor" memoirs I have read. The writing was good, the story flowed. I think the book provided the reader with a nice balance of the good and the ugly that the author experienced.
One of the better parts of the writing was that the book did not end when the war ended....the reader is provided with the "rest of the author's story".