Molly Applebaum was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1930. After the Nazis forced her and her family into the ghetto in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, she fled and hid with her cousin in the barn of a non-Jewish farmer. An orphan after the war, she lived in displaced persons camps in Austria and Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1948. Molly settled in Toronto. Molly Applebaum is the author of Buried Words.