December, 1939.

When the Gestapo haul Izaak and Maria Szpilmann away to Ravensbrück, their twin infants are left behind to die. Instead, neighbors Gustaw and Ròsa Dudek rescue the babies and flee occupied Poland. They are never heard from again.


Maria Szpilmann has survived Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen. Now she is grandmother to Madeline Sommers, a young journalist who, despite the odds, passionately clings to the belief that the lost twins are still alive. Her single-minded mission is to find them — and reunite them with her failing grandmother — before it’s too late.

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About The Author

After serving over 21 years in the US Air Force, Bruce Judisch settled with his family in San Antonio, Texas, where he works as a senior information operations analyst for the Department of Defense. He and his wife, Jeannie, are parents of three, and grandparents of twelve. Bruce loves writing historical fiction, teaching, camping, and playing the 12-string guitar.

Books by Bruce Judisch

For Maria

Thousands of Jewish "hidden" children disappeared into the vortex of a horrific war. And Madeline, a freelance journalist, is driven to find two of them ... her long-lost aunts.