The Last Goodbye
Born in Prague, Edith Birkin was sent with her family to the Lodz Ghetto in 1941. Her parents died there within the year and when the Ghetto was liquidated Edith was sent to Auschwitz. Selected for slave labour, she spent the rest of the war working in an underground munitions factory. She took part in one of the notorious death marches and arrived at Belsen in March 1945 and was liberated the following month. On her return to Prague she discovered that none of her family had survived and in 1946 she settled in England where she became a teacher.