"It was clear now to Helen and Siegfried that they, too, must go into hiding if they hoped to survive." Page 195-196
We must go into hiding.
We can't take Doris with us.
"The same morning, four men in plain clothes arrived at our hiding place. Two were German Gestapo officers, and two were Dutch police who worked for the Gestapo. They announced that they had the order to arrest us." Page 204
We have had orders to arrest you!
"The cattle car ride from Auschwitz had brought us to a camp called Kratzau in Czechoslovakia." Page 273 .
This is much cleaner than Aushwitz.
"I walked out the gate of the Women’s Labor Camp and threw myself into a large field of these dainty little flowers, kissing as many as I could." Page 316
Can I please come with you? I need to find my mother!
(exhales) Ok you can come.
"Becky, a sixteen-year-old from Amsterdam whom I had hardly known in camp, suddenly insisted on going with me. It was not what I wanted, and I told her truthfully that I did not even know where we were. But she was homesick and wanted to find her mother."Page 320
Ben jij mijn moeder?
Yes, I am.
“Suddenly, she turned to me and asked in Dutch, using the formal way of addressing a stranger, "Are you my mother?" I moved a few steps closer to her and said that yes, I was her mother." Page 354