A Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction Book of 2015
"The most extraordinary memoir of World War II I've ever encountered."—Gerard DeGroot, Washington Post
"Captivating....Jalowicz's story is unquestionably tragic in so many ways, but is also full of miracles, hope, and a future."
—Publishers Weekly (Starred review)
"Marie Jalowicz Simon transports the reader right to wartime Berlin. Even seventy years later, her voice is young, fresh, and gripping. Her story is by turns funny, wise, and horrific. I felt like she was reaching out to me across time and I couldn't help but fall in love with her. Despite the incredible dangers she faced living underground in Nazi Berlin, Marie's story is incredibly life-affirming and at times, even joyful."
—Clara Kramer, author of Clara's War
"An absolutely gripping account of one young woman's struggle to escape deportation at the hands of the Nazis and of those who helped her. Marie Jalowicz-Simon details for the first time with total honesty the harsh sexual politics of survival in the Berlin underground."
—Thomas Ertman, New York University, author of Birth of the Leviathan