“The book, through its cast of characters, portrays in very personal and human terms the the horror of the Nazi era. We learn the myriad ways people got sucked into the maelstrom. The characters are like the threads of a magnificent, but alarming tapestry that rivets your attention. It is frightening to learn how destructive a radical ideology can be. Human beings are capable of great acts of courage, compassion, and unfortunately manical evil. This book vividly and realistically portrays both.”