One year into the Nazi occupation of Prague, 11 year-old Helga Weiss started a diary. Deportations began and friends and family started to disappear. She wrote through three years of incarceration in Terezin until her father was sent to Auschwitz. Helga and her mother followed. Her uncle bricked the notebooks into a wall. Her father died in Auschwitz, but mother and daughter miraculously survived and eventually returned to Prague, where Helga wrote up the missing years aged 15-1/2. Helga’s Diary bears comparison with that of Anne Frank as a rare first-hand contemporary record by a young woman of the Nazi era. Helga comes to Jewish Book Week to present the first full English translation of her own story.