This is a true story of the struggle to survive, to love and to remember. My mother is a Holocaust survivor with dementia. Over thirty years ago, she documented the horrors she endured at the hands of the Nazis and how she met my father in a concentration camp, separated by barbed wire, physically, and psychologically ravaged by starvation and brutality. And yet, they fell in love, giving each other the strength and will to survive. I visit the sites of the ghettos, concentration and labor camps as they are today, finding visual remnants of the past in the present. What lies within the tangles of my mother's memory, lies beneath these locations that time may have changed, but can never erase. Come with me.
Steven H. Besserman