Mrs. Hillman's story reminded me that even in the midst of horror and tragedy, the human spirit can triumph. That love and caring for and from others is often the key that pushes us to go on when the individual spirit loses hope.
Not many of us in this country, thank God, have to survive experiences like those described in this well written and deeply moving book. Not many who did, I am sure, have been willing to recall and share them as Mrs. Hillman did.
I am grateful that this story is in print, so it can live on in time reminding us, when we might be tempted to forget; not just of the Holocaust but of the importance of human life and dignity.