In Debrecen, Hungary, Judy grows up in a warm and lively family, but when the Nazis invade in 1944, she is crowded into a ghetto with the other Jews in the area, her life now shaped by fear and hopelessness. When the cattle cars take Judy and her family to Auschwitz-Birkenau, she truly leaves her precious childhood behind as she scrambles to survive in the shadow of the gas chambers, one brutal day at a time. Clinging to her sisters, to friends, and to fleeting life-affirming moments, Judy survives the camps and a death march on ?a never-ending road paved with utter, unadulterated misery.? Liberated at last, she returns home, only to discover the true magnitude of her loss. Judy then sets out to answer the question of how to find belonging and meaning after so much devastation, creating a new life for herself in Canada and making it her mission to give a voice to women who survived the Holocaust.