“Not since the Diary of Anne Frank, have I been so touched by a book that grapples with the Holocaust. This book is a revelation about what sustains the human spirit, what is far stronger than hate.”
— Jan Jarboe Russell, author of "The Train to Crystal City"
“There have been many accounts of studying people from other cultures, but few of actually being friends with them. Anyone who is curious about what such a friendship feels like from the inside should read this respectful but intimate account.”
— Anne Fadiman, author of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down"