"Sustained personal documentation from those who lived and died in the Holocaust is rare. That makes this collection of letters a precious gift to historians."
"Browning and Nechama Tec offer a historical context, and Hollander tells how his family found strength through letters. This is an important human and literary document of a family facing the Holocaust."
"Anyone interested in the Holocaust should read this powerful book, an inimitable, personal look inside the eve of 'all of the cruelty, mischief, evil, unhappiness, destruction and misery brought by them [the Nazis] on so many millions in the whole world' (35). Few documents written by the victims themselves survive today. Every Day Lasts a Year gives these victims a resounding voice." -Weny A. Maier-Sarti
"Readers of M&R will find Every Day Lasts a Year touching, and exceptionally real. Put simply, the letters speak directly to us, reminding us of lives and hopes that once were..." -Dr. Diane Cypkin, Martydom & Resistance
While rummaging through their attic, Richard S. Hollander discovered letters from his father's family, written from Krakow, Poland, between 1939 and 1942. They depict day-to-day life under the most extraordinary pain and stress. At the same time, Richard's father, Joseph Hollander, was fighting the United States government to avoid deportation and death.