First published in Lithuania in 1999, this book received very wide critical acclaim and is now considered one of the seminal works on Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust period. It is co-published with the Holocaust Centre of Toronto, UJA Federation.
Sara Ginaite-Rubinson remained in Lithuania after the war, graduated from Vilnius and St. Petersburg universities, earned her PhD, and became professor of economics at the University of Vilnius. In 1983 she emigrated to Canada and taught social and political science at York University in Toronto. She is the author of five books on economics and two books on the Holocaust. Her numerous articles have been published in English, German, Russian, Yiddish, and of course, Lithuanian.