“ Author vividly describes her memories and the general sense of foreboding that filled her days.
She also makes strong use of letters, diaries and other documents to fill in the story and lets family members speak in their own voices. By detailing the lives of both her and her husband’s ancestors, Pschorr effectively renders the culture clash that so impacted her life. The result is an impressive family history built around the seminal events of the war, a memoir that at its highest points reads like a historical novel.
Part genealogy, part memoir, a solid addition to a critical history.”
—Kirkus Discoveries Review
“A powerful and compelling narrative written with poignancy and clarity. Elizabeth Pschorr has brilliantly interwoven history, circumstance, and chance. A historically informative, insightful, and sensitive look into the complexity of one family’s odyssey during one of the darkest periods of human history. ”
—Dr. Ingrid D, Tauber
Holocaust Center of Northern California