For survivors of the Holocaust, liberation was both an incredible moment and a devastating one. It marked the beginning of a life-long struggle. Most wanted to go home, but there was no home left in devastated post-war Europe. Many came to America and wanted to tell people about their experiences, but were silenced.
You're in America now, put it behind you is what they were told. The women Kean follows became mothers and wives with successful careers, but never fully healed from the scars of the past.