In 1943, William and Rosalie Schiff were married in the Kraków ghetto at the height of World War II, but were soon separated by the Nazis and sent on individual journeys through war-torn Poland. After Rosalie was saved by Oskar Schindler, the couple was reunited at the Plaszów work camp under SS commandant Amon Goth; Rosalie was put on "heaven patrol" removing bodies from the camp and William worked in factories. When Rosalie was shipped by train to a different factory camp, William sneaked into a boxcar to follow—and found himself at the Auschwitz death camp instead. This moving, gripping book is the story of two people who survived against all odds, and devoted their lives to teaching against prejudice and hate.
"The richness of the Schiffs' memories and the sheer intensity of their experiences record for posterity the horrors of the Holocaust."—Booklist