Lyn Smith uses the voices of over 100 contributors to tell the story of how pre-war life changed to one of persecution; of the rise in emigration, and of the creation of the ghettos. And of course, we also witness the unbelievable atrocities that were taking place in the concentration camps. From those who managed to avoid the horror of Belsen and Auschwitz, there are evocative tales of being in hiding and active resistance to the Nazi regime. And while the horrific death marches and eventual liberation of the camps mark the end of the Nazi's attempted Final Solution, we see how the Holocaust didn't conclude there. In the wake of the genocide, millions struggled to rebuild their lives only to find the process of returning to "normality" made all the more difficult by devastating family losses and complex feelings of guilt. Book jacket.