She grew up celebrating holidays with Sal Wainberg and his family. She trick-or-treated with his daughter. Sal and his wife attended her wedding.
There was a reason she didn't know. He hadn't even told his wife all the details of his childhood.
Born in a Polish shtetl in 1936, Sal's world was surrounded by murderous rage - and the spare miracle. From secretly attending school in a ghetto to cowering for weeks in an attic without making a sound; hiding underneath a farmhouse to wandering barefoot through fields of rye - Sal lived a life that Deb only knew of from movies.
"But I don't want some Hollywood tale," Sal told her. "I want the truth."
BURY THE HOT is the Holocaust story few have the tenacity or courage to share, and explores equally a traumatized childhood and how the repression of it impacts a marriage. It is the heartbreaking account of evading murder, and brutally honest reflection of a life lived trying to escape the memories.