Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt
When the Germans invade Poland, newlywed Zosia Lewandowska loses her husband, but she takes comfort in her growing friendship with her young neighbor Hania Silberman. But Hania is Jewish, and soon the Silberman family is forced to leave their home and belongings to move to the ghetto in Krakow.
As a pharmacist, Zosia takes a job at a pharmacy in the ghetto. Free to come and go, Zosia uses her position to sneak food and supplies to her friends. When deportations shatter the ghetto, the pharmacy staff does what it can to aid their neighbors, helping them hide and escape. But will it be enough to help Hania and those she loves? And can Zosia and the other pharmacists evade arrest?
Based on the true and stirring story of the Pad Orlem Pharmacy in Krakow, Within These Walls of Sorrow shines the light of hope on the horrors of life in Nazi-occupied Poland. The loving, sacrificial friendship between Zosia and Hania and the hope they cling to in the middle of unimaginable darkness touch the soul. And Amanda Barratt‘s gorgeous prose and outstanding research make the story shine. Do not miss this novel.