"The day for deportation arrived. We knew our end was near." -- Janina Heshele, Poland
From the centuries-old enmities of Northern Ireland, to the Holocaust and World War II, to the Israel-Palestine conflict, young people share their innermost secrets of growing up.
"I'm not allowed to go out with Neil, but the attraction is there between us. I realise that here in Northern Ireland relationships between Catholics and Protestants are strained. But should religion affect how you view a person?" -- Lisa Burrows, Northern Ireland
Unable to talk openly, these young people took refuge in writing. Often they had to hide their journals and set down their thoughts in secret.
"The Intifada -- that was the start of my grown-up life....The echoes, the ghosts, and the voices make me wonder: Will I ever be able to forgive and forget? Will time ever bury such a tragedy and help me to start over again as a normal human being?" -- Ghareeb, the West Bank
On these pages they vividly record their experiences and offer eyewitness accounts of fear and courage, tragedy and triumph. [via]