For most of us it is our family and its history that gives us a firm foundation in life. You believe you know what life is all about; then suddenly all that changes and you learn that your life is a lie.
Coming back to the family home to settle up after her father’s death, Georgina Taylor opens the door to her mother’s music room, a door that had been locked since she was eleven years old when her mother died more than 10 years before. Why her father had locked the door was a mystery and now she was about to discover the reason.
There in boxes, among reports about her mother’s music students, Georgina discovers that her mother was identified by two names. Names that were unknown to her, and names that changed her understanding of who she might be. The names of Katrina Weinstein and Karla Weiss were on documents that allowed her mother to enter America. But those names were Jewish and she had never known that her mother was a Jew. Georgina’s family had never practised any religion, Christian or otherwise; her father had never told her anything about her mother or his duties in the war and now she suddenly knew she needed to find out the truth.
Journey into the history of Second World War and follow two women into the horrors of Auschwitz. History is never just a straight line and within the mystery of the two women is another mystery that affected one family and an ancestor’s history in America, which is entangled in a strange bank robbery where a family heirloom was stolen.
This journey of discovery must be made because without the truth, questions remain unanswered and the uncertainty of who you are cannot be established and a troubled heart can only spell trouble.