The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust

Hidden Girl: A True Story of the HolocaustThe Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust
with Lola Rein Kaufman

By Lois Metzger

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A gripping tale of one young girl’s struggle to survive during the Holocaust.

When her mother is killed by the Gestapo, a Jewish girl named Lola is sent into hiding. At first, Lola secretly lives in the home of a Ukrainian woman. But when someone threatens to expose her to the Nazis, Lola must flee again, this time hiding with another family in a dirt hole beneath a barn.

Struggling against cold and hunger, the hidden family lives under the constant threat of discovery. Lola has lost everything—her home and her family. All she has left is one article of clothing, a dress lovingly embroidered by her mother. Will Lola ever find safety—or freedom?

This moving, accessibly written memoir is a testament to the power of courage and hope.


At the New York Society Library, in the winter of 2009, Lola Rein Kaufman and I spoke about our book, The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust.

Here’s a video of my introductory remarks and Lola’s presentation:

The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust