Auschwitz 1944 and a transport of Hungarian Jews has arrived.
A young mother steps down from a cattle wagon as Walt, a doctor, steps forward to intercept her. 'Say you are well. Say you can work and are not pregnant. Give the baby to your grandmother, and tell her she must stand to the left. with the children. You must stand to the right.'
'My grandmother isn't well. I'm a nurse. I can look after her and little Mary.'
A guard strode past.
He nodded, compounding the conspiracy of silence.
The old lady held out her arms for the baby. 'Go Miriam. God be with you.'
He had no way to tell her he'd saved her life: no right to tell her to abandon hope.
The woman and Children of Auschwitz and a man who tried to save them. A fictional tale inspired by a terrible truth. A story of courage, cowardice, faith, hope and love. Could you forgive this?
- ISBN-13 : 978-1502912602
- 359 pages
IAN book of the Year 2019.
Readers Favorite Gold Medal 2019