"January 9, 1941 A letter arrived from Sarah, again tucked in with mail from Uncle Nathaniel. Chère Devorah, Our worst fears came to pass. Three huge bangs on the door. Maman ran to my room and told me to keep the door closed and not to come out. Within minutes she came back and sank down on my bed weeping. "They've taken him," she said. "To Drancy. Arrested." I can barely sleep anymore. I keep hearing that pounding on the door. Sometimes I feel the sound will explode in my brain. Chère Devorah, what is wrong with the world? I don't understand any of this. Do you? Your loving cousin, Sarah The letter from Uncle Nathaniel told of being arrested, but little else, except another question about how the visas are going. I could hear Mommy crying from her bedroom."
"Dr. Irving Abella, co-author of None Is Too Many, shared his expertise on the Holocaust and the Jewish refugee situation during World War II. Terry Copp, author of No Price Too High, lent us his keen military eye and generously assisted with the Historical Note. Barbara Hehner carefully checked the manuscript and particularly assisted regarding World War II pilots. Michael Nathanson and Rebecca Brask not only produced the most beautiful grandchild in the world, but also spent hours in front of microfiches, copying a year's worth of The Winnipeg Tribune, and helping with the research. Per Brask listened to the manuscript and gave me invaluable encouragement. And finally I cannot even describe everything my editor Sandy Bogart Johnston accomplished–three weeks working with me to track down whether mail could go back and forth between Paris and Winnipeg, helping to choose and acquire pictures and oh yes–editing the book. My heartfelt thanks to all of the above. I would also like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts of the grant which allowed me to take the necessary time to fully research this book."