Two Rings

Two Rings

A Story of Love and War

By Millie Werber; Eve Keller; Yelena Shmulenson (Read by)

Highbridge Company, Compact Disc, 9781611747546, 465pp.

Publication Date: March 2012

Trapped in Poland in 1941, like many Jews, Millie Werber went from the Radom Ghetto to slave labor in an armaments factory, survived Auschwitz, and toiled in a second factory until liberation came on April 1, 1945. She faced death many times but lived to marry a good man and fellow survivor. Meanwhile, she concealed a photograph in her closet and carried a secret in her heart. Many years later, Millie began telling her story to writer Eve Keller. Together, the two women rediscovered the teenage girl Millie had been during the war and the man to whom she was married for a few brief months. Betrayed by a fellow Jewish guard, he died, leaving Millie with their wedding rings and a single photograph. Nothing else remained to prove that he ever existed. Millie never told her family about him, but she never abandoned his memory. A worthy addition to the bestselling tradition of Holocaust coming-of-age memoirs, this is a spare, unsentimental, and indelibly poignant tale of a history reclaimed.

About the Author
MILLIE WERBER is in her 80s and lives on Long Island. She moved to the US in 1946, started a family with her second husband, Jack, and lived with him until his death in 2006.

EVE KELLER is an author and professor at Fordham University and a past president of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA).

Yelena Shmulenson emigrated to the United States with her family in 1993 from Ukraine. Her theater credits include five seasons with the Folksbiene, two seasons at the Ellis Island Theatre, "Enemies: A Love Story in Russian", and "The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum". On film, she can be seen in "The Good Shepherd", "Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish", "Fire at the Triangle", and "A Serious Man". She has recorded several audio books, winning an Earphones Award for "Train to Trieste", Cynthia Ozick s "The Shawl", and "Rosa".