n 1942, Jadzia Szpigelman, now Jane Lipski, was a 17-year-old member of the Jewish resistance in the ghetto of Bedzin, Poland. The following year, after her family had been deported to Auschwitz, she managed to escape to Slovakia where she met her future husband. Soviet partisans took them to Moscow to be honoured as heroes, but imprisoned them instead. She never saw her husband again. Jane bore her son in a Soviet prison and miraculously, they both survived.

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