"Will you love me always just as you love me now?" I asked. "Always", he promised. With these words, Betty Markowitz and Richie Kovacs pledged their hearts to each other forever. They met as children in 1939 in Budapest, and fell in love as teenagers amid the terror of a world at war, confident that their love could survive even Hitler. Separated from Richie by the Nazis in 1944, Betty vowed she would find him. But it would be thirty years and a lifetime of pain, love, loss, and joy before she did.