Discover unrelenting spirit and strength in the extraordinary true story of Franci: a woman who survived the holocaust against all of the odds
'Achingly moving, gives much-needed hope. Deserves the status both as a valuable historical source and as a stand-out memoir' Daily Express
'A story that needs to be heard' 5***** Reader Review
In 1942 Franci Epstein, a young Jewish woman, was imprisoned in Terezin, a concentration camp close to her home in Prague.
Few could expect anything other than death. But for Franci it was the start of a journey that would take her into the very heart of Nazi genocide.
Through a combination of guile, ingenuity, endurance and sheer bloody mindedness, Franci survived not one but five death camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.
In this astonishing memoir, unpublished for 50 years, Franci lays bare the appalling sacrifices she and other women had to make to survive.
It is a story of hope in the face of suffering; of one woman's determination to live.
'First-hand accounts of life in Nazi Death camps never lose their terrible power but few are as extraordinary as Franci's War' Mail on Sunday
'Inspiring . . . Franci is someone many women today will be able to identify with' 5***** Reader Review
'Remarkable' Eva Fogelman
'A heartbreaking story of survival . . . fascinating' 5***** Reader Review
'Deeply moving and extraordinary' Helen Fremont
'Extremely moving, demonstrated amazing strength of will and determination to survive' 5***** Reader Review
'Incredible' Susannah Sirkin
Franci's story is a testament to the human spirit . . . a mesmerising read
The extraordinary true story of the girl who survived the holocaust against all of the odds . . . In this astonishing memoir, she lays bare the appalling sacrifices she and other women had to make to survive
Achingly moving, gives much-needed hope . . . Deserves the status both as a valuable historical source and as a stand-out memoir
First-hand accounts of life in Nazi death camps never lose their terrible power but few are as extraordinary as Franci's War
Franci Epstein’s extraordinary book follows her story from life as a young fashion designer to a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, before her escape in 1945. Here, her daughter Helen reflects on what we can learn from her indomitable spirit.