This is a memoir of a remarkable woman. Born in 1915, a Jewess in Berlin, she lived a comfortable life until a few days before her eighteenth birthday. A shocking experience convinced her that she and her family were not safe and that they must leave Germany as soon as possible. Her mother resisted but was finally convinced. Soon after Liddy's journey began.
I met Liddy and heard just a small part of the story twenty years ago and was intrigued by the instinct of one so young. Could I have understood the consequences of just one incident at seventeen? I never forgot the story but was too busy to pursue it. When Liddy's daughter renewed our acquaintance by e-mail; I was retired and had the time and the desire to attempt to present this story.
As Liddy told me the story I realized that Liddy's insight and instinct impacted much of her life. The arduous journey to Israel; the difficult adjustment to life in such a different place; the patience to endure the ordeal of one of her few mistakes; the courage to take calculated risks; all contribute to this interesting life. Liddy's life is interesting because she made it so. I have enjoyed writing it and can only hope that the reader might find it enjoyable as well.