While it is a work of fiction, Between These Walls is rooted in true events and places. Author Michael Newman has visited these places in his travels and they inspired him to write this debut novel.
"My visits to Mauthausen, Berlin and Hitler's summer home at Eagle’s Nest were the motivators for me to write Between These Walls. These places provided me with the inspiration and ideas for the plot and premise of the book. With the global rise in antisemitism the words 'Never again' couldn’t ring truer." - Michael Newman