About the Book

On January 25, 1943, the day of a planned escape from Nazi Germany, 22-year-old Margot Bendheim learns that the Gestapo has just taken her brother and mother. Her mother manages to leave her a message, “Try to make your life.”

Buy the Book

Paperback or Kindle editions

The e-Book is now available for Kindle and Nook! (July, 2014)
on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble stores world-wide.

Buy the paperback in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)
museum shop, Washington, DC, and in the 92nd Street Y
Hiram Brown Senior Center in New York City.

Highlights from the April 2014 Book Tour – NYC & DC

Celebrating publication of Margot Friedlander's award winning memoir, 
"Try to Make Your Life" A Jewish Girl Hiding in Nazi Berlin.

• Wed, April 2nd, at 92nd Street Y
• Fri, April 4th, at 92nd Street Y, Book reading and signing by Margot Friedlander
• Mon, April 7th, at NYU. Margot Friedlander read from Try to Make Your Life and showed the documentary, A Long Way Home, featuring Margot Friedlander, directed by Thomas Halaczinsky
* Student event was held at the Park Avenue Synagogue

• Thurs April 10th, at the Goethe Institute Washington, DC, starting at 6:30 PM, Book Launch event, reading and signing, introduced by the book's translator Bill Gilcher. National Public Radio recorded the evening.
* Student events were held at Winston Churchill High School and the German School of Washington