A paean to liberty, identity, and hope in the middle of one of the greatest human catastrophes of our history.
Madrid, 1980. A woman receives a box of postcards and photos of people she doesn’t know. “These are the postcards your mother wrote when she was in Auschwitz.” In these letters, she will discover the secret that her mother, Elle, kept for thirty-five years: that she was a prisoner of the Nazis and kept texts and photographs from the women in the concentration camp. She wanted to write their stories. One of them is Maria Mandel, a real person, the cruelest and most bloodthirsty SS woman, who lived during the Third Reich, and who would take Elle on as her reluctant protégée. Josef Mengele, Heinrich Himmler, Irma Grese, Ana Frank, Alma Rosé, and Gisella Peri also make their appearance.