Escaping Hitler’s Final Solution

A terrifying yet inspiring story of courage and conviction

Ruta’s Closet is the true story of a Lithuanian Jewish family’s fight to escape Hitler’s attempt to wipe out their people.
Meyer and Gita Kron’s determination to survive grew stronger and they became more resourceful as family members and good friends perished at the hands of the Nazis and marauding armed collaborators.
A series of narrow escapes in their hometown of Shavl - Siauliai in the Lithuanian language – and threats of betrayal by formerly friendly non-Jewish neighbours failed to extinguish the family’s spirit. In telling their story, the book offers a shocking look at the daily lives of those imprisoned in the ghetto and the dramatic events that shape their individual and collective fate. Read more...


View the videos of author Keith Morgan in conversation about the Holocaust biography “Ruta’s Closet”