After the Nazis took my parents, I was scared. After they killed my best friend, I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis, I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong.
"One of the reasons this humane and carefully crafted book is so readable is that the author celebrates ordinariness and childishness even as he chronicles terrible cruelty. But prepare for shock and tears." (The Sunday Times)