Hanna Kalter was a typical teenager when the Nazis came to power in Germany. But on Kristallnacht, when mobs destroyed the synagogue and Jewish property, and ransacked her home, Hanna?s parents shipped her and her sister Ruth off to safety in free Holland on the Kindertransport.
Thus began her long sojourn as a refugee, living briefly with Dutch Jewish families and for years in children?s homes. Hanna hated the humility of being a refugee ? and then things got much worse when the Nazi?s conquered Holland and the Gestapo moved in next door.
Through all this, Hanna tried to live her life ? to get an education, learn a skill, make friends, find a boyfriend. She didn?t lose her cool, even when she and her sister were deported to a concentration camp.
And she was always waiting?waiting for her parents to send for her?.