An only child, fifteen-year-old Zuzana Sermer did what she could to protect her father and ailing mother when the Nazis set up a fascist regime in her native Slovakia in 1939. Four years later, after fleeing to the supposed safety of Budapest, Zuzana and her fiancé, Arthur, instead navigated one treacherous situation after another. Survival Kit is both Sermer’s thoughtful reflections on the miracles of her survival and a testament to the power of courage, love and determination.
About the author
Zuzana Sermer was born in the small town of Humenné, Slovakia. She married Arthur Sermer in 1945 and lived in Communist Czechoslovakia for the next 23 years. When the Soviets occupied the country in August 1968, the couple fled to Canada and settled in Toronto.