When we decided to take a deep dive into our memories of growing up as children with Holocaust parents, and write our stories, we knew we had a powerful book and message to share with others. We never imagined though that so many in the book industry world would also appreciate our work. In the mail today, we received a program catalog of winners and finalists from the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the largest International awards program for indie authors and independent publishers which was established by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marilyn Allen of Allen Literary Agency (formerly the Allen O'Shea Literary Agency).They recognized our book as a Finalist for memoirs in the category dealing with overcoming adversity/tragedy and sent us a medal, certificate and gold stickers. This is our sixth award conferred to us by a reputable association from the publishing and literary arenas. We are beyond thrilled!