With these last words from their mother, two little girls, Marguerite and her older sister, Henriette, started a long and wandering journey that lasted three years. Given new identities, they had to forget everything about their former, familiar lives. Taken from farms to convents, they learned how to remain silent, to pretend, to lie in order to survive. This story is beautifully illustrated by the author.
About the author
Marguerite Élias Quddus was born in Paris, France. She and her husband, Abdul Quddus, married in 1965 and moved to Canada, first to Vancouver and then to Montreal, where Marguerite became very involved in volunteer teaching. Today she is extremely active in giving talks about her war experience.