'We owe a profound debt of gratitude to Professor Tec for painstakingly weaving her many hours of personal interviews with a somewhat reluctant Rufeisen into a moving, passionate narrative with all the earmarks of a good novel. It provides us with a powerful glimpse into the actual conditions of life in Eastern Europe during the Nazi era. In the Lion's Den deserrves a wide audience. It reveals Nechama Tec as a thoroughly accomplished literary writer as
well as a sound scholar. Most of all, it shows her a profoundly sensitive Holocaust survivor, for only such a person could have captured and integrated Brother Daniel's reflections with as much intensity and depth as this volume conveys.'
John T. Pawlikowski, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1991 'An admirable book, wrought seamlessly from solid archival research and Rufeisen's own harrowing recollections.'