Seven years after the death of his mother, Malka, Stanley A.
Goldman traveled to Israel to visit her best friend during the
Holocaust. The best friend's daughter showed Goldman a pamphlet she
had acquired from the Israeli Holocaust Museum that documented
activities of one man's negotiations with the Nazi's interior
minister and SS head, Heinrich Himmler, for the release of the
Jewish women from the concentration camp at Ravensbrück. While
looking through the pamphlet, the two discovered a picture that
could have been their mothers being released from the camp. Wanting
to know the details of how they were saved, Goldman set out on a
long and difficult path to unravel the mystery. After years
of researching the pamphlet, Goldman learned that a German Jew
named Norbert Masur made a treacherous journey from the safety of
Sweden back into the war zone in order to secure the release of the
Jewish women imprisoned at the Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Masur not only succeeded in his mission against all odds but he
contributed to the downfall of the Nazi hierarchy itself. This
amazing, little-known story uncovers a piece of history about
the undermining of the Nazi regime, the women of the Holocaust, and
the strained but loving relationship between a survivor and
her son. Purchase the audio edition.