Sissel's Story speaks of family love, struggle, deprivation and loss based on the hardship placed on the Jewish people from as far back as 1880. Sissel's testimony to her family's indomitable spirit is also a valuable record of life as a refugee as seen through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. Sissel's Story covers her own life experience and begins with the story of her mother Lola Raich, and how fate kept her apart from her own mother for 59 years.
It is a tale so loaded with powerful and surprising twists and has an intense emotional impact. You will be moved and challenged by the journey that her story takes you on. The extraordinary adventures that were endured were astounding. The book is well written, easy to follow and very heart-warming. One cannot believe so much tragedy and joy could befall one family and live to tell the story.