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Behind the Secret WindowA memoir written by a Holocaust survivor. Nelly Toll and her mother survived the war by hiding in the bedroom of a Gentile family. They endured the hardships of the ghetto, betrayal by those close to them, and the loss of Nelly’s brother, father and most of her extended family.

Toll’s memoir is based on a diary that she kept while in hiding. While there are some periods about which she remembers little, her experiences are remarkably well documented. Her memoir is illustrated by watercolor pictures which she herself painted during the war as an escape from the terror she felt each day.