Dasia Black was born in 1938 in Rzeszow, Poland. She survived Zbaraz Ghetto with her parents and was then given to a Polish Catholic woman to live under a false, non-Jewish identity. She was left orphaned when both her parents were murdered in the Holocaust. She was adopted by her aunt and uncle after the war and moved to Australia in 1951. Her second book is entitled Zbaraz: A community extinguished, which details the search for what may have happened to her parents during the Holocaust.