This book consists of parallel stories by a husband and wife. Both describe their poor but loving families and their close-knit communities in Poland. Both pay witness to the terrible fate that befell them and the incredible cruelties they endured. They also tell of help from the most unexpected places. Stefa and Moshe met in the infamous concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen and married only a few months after the war. In spite of their burdens of loss and sorrow, they ‘stepped back into life’, flourishing in Melbourne and giving great service to their community.