I read this very "condensed epic" in amazement and was left wanting to know so much more!    This is no mere book or memoir.  Within these pages are life lessons of the greatest magnitude handed to us with matter of fact frankness.

Zalman Ber is Sol Kotz, husband of Luba and father of Sheldon, Lisa and Larry.   It is a gripping recount of horrific World War II experiences and unfathomable adversity somehow triumphed by incredible bravery, love, determination and miracles.  It is totally engrossing and a true honor to read. 

Compiled and recorded by Sol's daughter Lisa Mishler, it is at the same time a testament to the worst in man and a love letter to compassion and humanity. 

Don't miss Lisa's companion publication L'Chayim" - a profound, exquisite and extraordinary collection of her acclaimed paintings inspired by and dedicated to honoring her parents and all of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust.  Breathtaking!

Kathleen Benyak