When Lusia was eight years old, her happy, privileged childhood in the city of Lodz came to an end. The family fled to Warsaw with the intention of escaping to Russia, but the Nazi invasion caught up with them. Lusia, however, was a remarkable little girl, whose wit, bravery and enterprise kept her alive. It was through her work as messenger to the charismatic Frau Schmidt in two concentration camps and her ‘wheeling and dealing’ that she ensured not only her own survival, but that of her mother too. A story of courage and triumphant survival.