An act of defiance. A statement of hope. A crime punishable by death.Making a birthday card in Auschwitz was all of those things. But that is what Zlatka did in secret for her best friend, Fania. Every girl at the worktables signed a paper heart with their hopes and wishes for happiness, for love, and most of all--for freedom.Fania knew what that heart meant, for all of them. And she kept it hidden, through the bitter days in the camp and through the death marches. She kept it always.This novel is based on the true story of Fania and Zlatka, the story of the bond that helped them both to hope for the best in the face of the worst.