Esther Loeb honors her sister, Regina Stern, who was born in Lodz, Poland, but later
moved to a town that was divided between Poles, Germans, and Jews. Both Regina and
Esther were abused for being Jewish, a situation that grew worse after Poland was
invaded by Germany. Both sisters were subjected to terrible conditions before they
fled east to Russia, where they were soon sent to a labor camp in Siberia. There,
Regina and Esther made glass bottles and suffered from cold, hunger, and miserable
living conditions. Regina survived the war and recently celebrated her 50th wedding
anniversary with her husband.