I really wanted to like this compelling story. I have recently read a few pieces of historical fiction surrounding this time perikd and thought picking this one up might be a good way to soak it in a bit more from another perspective and a more true account, but I found he writing to be a bit drawn out and I just couldn’t pay attention. I found myself getting through pages workout being able to recall what had happened and going back to re-read. Overall, though, Elsa’s story is touching a does seem important. I wish I could have been sucked in a bit more, maybe I’ll try again when fiction versions aren’t so fresh in my head. Do pick this one up if memoirs from this point in history are your jam.