Alice is thrilled with her new baby, but then war looms on the horizon
Since her baby was born Alice was in a permanent state of euphoria.She could spend hours cuddling her, feeding, doing everything possible just to touch her. But then black clouds gathered on the horizonas war loomed ahead.People began to hoard food, military-aged men disappeared from the streets, and long linesformed at stores. It was Alice’s first war in Israel, and the situation was grave.
The personal horror story of Alice’s first war comes back to haunt her
Alice was beside herself; the ground felt unsteady under her feet. Was it possible that what had happened then is going to happen again? Alice was born when World War II was raging. Her father joined the army and never returned. When the Nazis started transporting Jews to ghettos and death camps, her mother wanted to save her. So she gave her away.
Will Alice be mercilessly thrown back into the appalling experiences of her past?
Alice never knew her parents. They are faceless to her; she can’t see or imagine them. Was this war now happening so that Alice would finally be able to feel like her mother when she gave her child away?