Jack Ratz was a boy of fourteen when his city of Riga, Latvia fell to the Nazis. Many of Jack's family, friends, and fellow Jews were murdered in a machine gun attack in the ghetto. The victims included his mother and three younger brothers. Jack also expected to die in that attack but incredibly escaped death and found himself among a small group of surviving Latvian Jews. This was just one of Jack's bizarre succession of narrow escapes that he recounts in this bittersweet adventure of survival. Mr. Ratz now travels the country educating and lecturing on the horrors of the Holocaust by drawing on his personal memories and poignant experiences. This book will give readers a better understanding of the history of the Holocaust and of Jack's story in particular. This amazing saga of Jack Ratz proves that the human spirit can endure and overcome incredible evil by creating a life of service, goodness, and generosity to others.