Stories of survival during the Holocaust in apartment buildings marked with a yellow star arouse curiosity in us to how people coped with the ordeal, how their lives unfolded later on, and how they reflect on those times now, so many decades later. The interviews compiled in this volume, all of which tell an authentic and riveting account of resilience, go along way towards satisfying our curiosity. Each teller of a tale here is a witness, and the subject of a fascinating case-study at the same time.
The book includes the fascinating story of twenty-five holocaust survivors. The narrators were placed in the yellow-star houses and lived through the horrors of the Holocaust as children.
The life stories show us that the Shoah did not and could not end with the liberation, the imprint of the sufferings and humiliations that the survivors lived through cannot be expunged from their souls. The Holocaust influenced the future life of those who managed to survive it. At the same time the book has a positive resonance, since all the 25 narrators - doctors, teachers, managers - could present a successful life.