Chana Broder was born in Siemiatycze, Poland, in 1938. During the war, Chana and her parents escaped the Siemiatycze ghetto and fled to the countryside, hiding with strangers. After the war, she and her family lived in a displaced persons camp in Italy before immigrating to Montreal in 1948. Chana later moved to Israel. Chana Broder is the author of Daring to Hope.