This narrative of 12 Jewish boys and girls who survived genocide in Poland, Belgium, Holland, and France, many because of the dedication of non-Jews, is precious. The atrocities committed by the Nazis need repeated retelling to remind us of the ferocity and, alas, the banality of human cruelty fueled by racism and self-interest. When inflicted on children, they carry special pathos. This book is also a testament to the courage of non-Jews who risked (and sometimes lost) their own lives and those of their children to save others. The 12 hidden children, interviewed by author Kerry Bluglass as adults, not only survived but went on to live full, productive lives. Their outcome challenges the common belief that childhood trauma inevitably leads to pathology—even intergenerational pathology. Without doubt, some will be tempted to cast the survivors’ commonplace difficulties in the context of their childhood trauma, but problems such as a tendency toward perfectionism or marital discord are hardly unusual or indexes of pathology. What enabled these children to thrive rather than become scarred, dysfunctional citizens? Hidden From the Holocaust, written by a psychiatrist, aims to elucidate what contributed to the children’s resilience. The author is cautious in her warning that the term "resilience," which suggests unexpected positive outcomes in the face of severe, even life-threatening, adversity, does not imply that its absence indicates weakness or lack of fortitude.