After liberation from Auschwitz, 14-year-old Elli, her brother, and their mother attempt to rebuild their lives in Czechoslovakia. The atrocities of the Holocaust are behind them, and they are ready to return to their normal lives. But this is not so easy. It doesn't take long for Elli to realize that even though the war is over, anti-Semitism is not -- and she and her family decide to escape to America along with thousands of other Jews.
Getting from Czechoslovakia to America is an ordeal, what with the encroaching Iron Curtain and constant threat of attack by communists and anti-Semites along the way. Even after the war, life is certainly not without challenges.
Elli's memoir of her experiences after Auschwitz will captivate readers as they follow her through heartache, frustration, adventure, excitement, love, and ultimately, triumph.