The heroes of the stories in this book are people who in the hell of the Holocaust were doomed for life, people who cannot or do not want to speak about their past, about the heavy baggage of their life's experiences. Being a witness, Irit Amiel translates the long silence of people living in the Israeli melting pot into testimony. The stories are written in a simple and restrained way, but the voices coming out touch the most profound human feelings. These short stories achieve a weight through the use of poetic shortcuts, such as the two-page memory about the last parting from home and parents. 'I was then eleven years old and from that very moment I have never felt at home in life again.'