Few of the Jewish participants survived the reckless, doomed uprising of the Warsaw ghetto in 1943. Among them was a tiny band of children who stayed alive by selling black market cigarettes to the Nazi occupiers, and by singing in the streets - carefully guarding the secret of their true origin. Ragged, nearly always hungry, their lives in constant danger, the little fugitives lived by their wits alone - and by their fiercely shared love and devotion. In doing so they contributed an unforgettable chapter to the continuing saga of human endurance in the face of murderous, seemingly unsurmountable, odds.
The true story of their families' destruction, their narrow escapes, their struggle for food and shelter, their adaptation to concealment and deception, and their loyalty to each other in the face of constant danger is stronger than fiction. Indeed, the concluding photographs of them, working as adults in Israel or other countries, produce in the reader a kind of thrill acknowledging their achievement in managing to live. Booklist blurb on back cover.