Meet Irene Skolnick

Irene Skolnick's story of her family's survival in Nazi occupied Poland describes how one family struggled to survive, first under communist, then fascist occupation.

Her family posed as Catholic Poles. Her father had almost daily interactions with the Gestapo as part of his job, and her parents hid several members of her father's family in a primitive two-room house located less than a mile from MAJDANEK, the second largest concentration camp in Poland.

Irene's motivation to write this book was twofold. To leave a legacy to her and her brother's children and to all the other descendants of the Rinde family that they should know what their parents endured so they can live in freedom. Also, to give the lie to Holocaust deniers - the horrors of Nazi genocide did take place and the world should not forget it lest it occurs again