Growing up in Paris, Svenja O'Donnell knew that her family fled their home in Königsberg near the end of World War II. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to the city—now known as Kaliningrad, and a part of Russia—and called her grandmother, Inge, who burst into tears. "I have so much to tell you," Inge said. Here O'Donnell vividly reconstructs the story of Inge's life, from the rise of the Nazis through enduring a pregnancy while her lover was away at the Eastern Front. Uncovering a deep family secret, O'Donnell also learns of the act of violence that separated Inge from the man she loved.