Posted on 05/26/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A pandemic-lockdown project has debuted at number two on the New York Times's paperback nonfiction bestseller list.

The title character of Lily's Promise is teenager Dov Forman's great-grandmother, who survived the Holocaust with two of her sisters but lost the rest of her family.

Forman interviewed Lily Ebert for several hours a day, according to the New York Times, and fact-checked the details she provided in order to create the Holocaust memoir.

Like many Holocaust survivors, Ebert never spoke about her experiences with her children, but with each generation — and the passage of years — she gradually became ready to make her memories into something history could preserve. 

Read more about Forman and Ebert's hard work in the NY Times.

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