The last summer -- War -- ... into the hands of the wicked -- Behind the wall -- Between hope and despair -- Open unto us the gates of mercy! -- On borrowed time -- O that ... thou wouldest keep me secret ... -- The world of Hugo Schneider AG--Leipzig A. Hasag Czestochowa -- The world of Hugo Schneider AG--Leipzig B. Hasag Skarżysko-Kamienna -- On the side of angels -- Long ago -- Epilogue.
At the end of World War II, the author, Stefania Heilbrunn, was a young teen when she returned to her hometown of Radomsko, Poland, to search for other survivors. A young boy ran up to her, thrust a diary into her hands and ran off. The diary was written by her schoolmate, Miriam, who had died during the war. Miriam's diary, which is incorporated into this book, propelled the author to research and write this powerful collective memoir.