Helene Hannemann, a German woman, elects to go with her Gypsy husband and children when they are arrested, and taken to Auschwitz concentration camp. Once there, she is separated from her husband, but manages to stay with her children. Her nursing background results in her being chosen to work in the hospital there, and from here she selected to run the children’s nursery, which acts as a propaganda front for the Nazis. She struggles to remain strong under the most appalling circumstances. A well-written, heart-wrenching, yet inspiring read on subject matter that has recently evoked renewed interest.