Love Carried Me Home by Joy Erlichman Miller
A powerful, poignant examination of sixteen women's triumphant struggles to survive the Auschwitz Concentration Camp during the Holocaust. Bearing witness to atrocities of genocide during the darkest moment in history, female survivors teach us the importance of emotional bonding and affiliation in their own personal survival, suggesting that love and human connection was the dominant force in their resiliency. Facing similar but not identical circumstances, the "voice" of female Holocaust survivors has been silenced by male counterparts. Love Carried Me Home is based on a two-year research study exploring the coping strategies of women from Auschwitz who gave their testimonies to the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum at its inception.