Olga’s tale is a moving account of a young girl maturing into womanhood during the horror years of Nazi oppression. Losing her entire family, and herself at death's door, Olga survives relying on the warmth of a blanket woven entirely from human hair, and the kindness of strangers.
Olga plans to move to Israel, but instead meets husband John Horak and moves to Australia where she starts a successful fashion business. After many years of silent suffering, Olga slowly begins to tell her remarkable story to friends and family.
In time, Olga would become one of the foremost educators of the Holocaust in Australia. Olga’s blanket is kept on display at the Sydney Jewish Museum and serves as an enduring reminder of the innocence lost and the resilience of the human spirit.