The author, Havka Folman Raban, belongs to the samll group of Jews who, as a result of their education, were resolved to resist and rebel. As a memeber of the Dror Youth Movement she was a student in the undergroung gymnasia in the Warsaw ghetto and served as a courier. After the war, she joined a small group of Holocaust survivors that founded Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, where she raised her family. For many years she workded in education and continued to work as a guide and instructor at the Study Center of the Ghetto Fighters' House, established by the founders of the kibbutz, as well as the Center for Humanistic Education, which is located on the museum campus.
This is Havka Folman Raban's first-person testimony that tells the story of a girl who grew into a woman during the war. One of the founders of the Ghetto Fighters' House, she has gained the right to tel the story of her life, testimony to waht remains essential: her home, her childhood, her youthful loves, her family that perished and her friends who fought and resisited.