Whispered voices in the hallways of her childhood. A hastily packed suitcase. A masquerade ball that ends abruptly. A mother who will not reveal her past. A daughter’s search for the truth.
When Bettina Mendl arrived in Sydney in 1939 from Vienna she was on the run. In her homeland of Austria she was wanted by Hitler’s SS, and in Australia she was classified an enemy alien. Fearing internment, Bettina fled the city for the vast open spaces of the Australian outback.