Since childhood I often wondered what it would have been like to grow up with a grandmother or an aunt. I was denied both of those experiences because my one grandmother was gassed in the extermination camp Belzec along with her three daughters and the other one in Treblinka along with her 13-year old son. My parents survived the Holocaust.
Though I also lost one grandfather and three paternal uncles, Olivia Gordon's review (OT, Trinity 2017) for the first time in my life made me reflect distinctly on these women of my family who were killed and what they must have gone through additionally as mothers.
Thank you for your choice of reviewing this valuable book. It surely made their special memory that bit more vivid.