We Were Strangers is the true story of Magda Preiss, a breathtaking masterpiece of Holocaust literature, composed in her own words upon arriving in America in the 1940s. Lived and told by a beautiful young bride with fearless defiance, Magda’s harrowing experience reveals a character who is larger than life and death. Hers is a love story more complex than any happy-ever-after tale.
The family history is perhaps the greatest asset in a family's treasure chest. It is the present generation's gift of love to ancestors and posterity - not just the passive reception, but the active gathering of inheritance and legacy. The creation of the book is an occasion for family gathering, as is its rereading across generations.