“Simon Sterling couldn’t speak with his daughter about his Holocaust experience for most of his life. Finally after 40 years, he found the words to share with her and together they began the journey of remembrance. Here we have the remarkable story of a man who maintained his humanity in a world of inhumanity and rebuilt his life out of darkness. Read it and I promise you will long remember this inspiring man.”
—Ann Weiss, Author of The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz and Birkenau

“Only the original voice of a survivor can truly relay the complexity of personal experience during the Holocaust. But not all survivors can tell their story, even to their children. Simon Sterling’s gripping testimony is compelled by his daughter’s drive to bring the details to life. Under her silent, but loving attentiveness Simon tells his story of brutality, bravery and uncommon courage. Family letters and photographs expand these uncovered memories to create a unique document not only of survival, but of regeneration.”
—Josey G. Fisher, Director, Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

“As well as telling a story of courage and hope, this book, in Simon Sterling’s own words, is a great educational tool for use with young people in teaching the lessons of the Holocaust. Students will connect with this book because it feels like a direct conversation with a remarkable man telling a remarkable story. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Jack Wellerstein, Winner of the Janusz Korczak Teacher of the Year Award, 2002

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