To work with Millie and write about her was a way to actually know something in its details, to connect to something real.
Millie is 15, a frightened, fragile girl, working in a forced-labor ammunitions factory in Radom, an industrial city in Poland.
The project simply felt like an opportunity to do a good deed, for Millie and for myself, perhaps in equal measure.
When I first considered writing a book about the wartime experiences of Millie Werber, I thought, Why go through this again?
For me, writing a book about Millie was a way to conquer the immunity.
Millie was pale, too, and really frightened, though she tried to brazen it out.
Perhaps he was unjust, but Millie was not particularly happy either.
All right, Millie, but I kinder keep fergettin' that part of it.
Millie said that her father swore that it was a shame and that if you wanted any help from him you could get it.
Lucy, standing enjoying them, looked up as Millie came along, and nodded.