In this intimate collection of essays, Rebecca Liebermann Nissel weaves together a story of five generations. From her grandparents' lives in pre-war Europe, to her parents' Holocaust experiences, to her own childhood in Vienna, and then on to her children and grandchildren's lives as Americans, Nissel tells the tale of how her family perished in and then flourished after the darkest episode in human history. Few families born in Europe and caught in the Holocaust can tell the story of five generations...and none with such elegance. This is the enchanting story about an Eastern European family with an uncanny determination not just to live, but to love. Nurtured by imaginative parents in a warm and colorful home, Nissel carries a unique message of hope that will hearten the wide-eyed child in each of us.