In March of 1944, at age 10, little Eva was arrested with her entire family, including her twin sister, Miriam, for the "crime" of being Jewish.
Nazis loaded Eva and her family into a cattle car with other men, women, and children headed to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Within moments of their arrival, the twins lost their entire family to the gas chambers without a chance to say goodbye. Because twins were considered valuable for research, the girls were spared immediate death by Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor and war criminal, in favor of experimentation and torture.
This stunning, heartbreaking illustrated biography tells the story of a tenacious girl's fight to survive a horrific childhood ravaged by tragedy; her growing anger as an adult who settled in Terre Haute, Indiana; and her eventual discovery that forgiveness might just save her life.
About the Author
Joe Lee is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and former circus clown. He is the author/illustrator of books on clowns, Dante, and Greek mythology; editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald-Times; and staff illustrator for Our Brown County Magazine. His latest large work is the LeGrande Circus & Sideshow Tarot for US Games. Lee is a graduate of Indiana University and is currently based in Bloomington, Indiana.