Tuesday, March 14, 2017

#BookReview - Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor

Title: Surviving the Angel of Death
By: Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Genre: Historical / Non-Fiction
Release Date: October 14th, 2009
Publisher: Tanglewood

Summary from Goodreads: Eva Mozes Kor was 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele's twins were granted the privileges of keeping their own clothes and hair, but they were also subjected to sadistic medical experiments and forced to fight daily for their own survival, as most of the twins died as a result of the experiements or from the disease and hunger pervasive in the camp. In a narrative told with emotion and restraint, readers will learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working toward goals of forgiveness, peace, and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world.



Review: What an incredible story. Its hard to imagine someone going through something like the holocaust and surviving, let alone having a sibling survive along side of them. I'm glad the author didn't go into too much detail about some of the terrible things that happened, but she still gave me enough detail to give me an insight into life as a Jew during WW2.I'm glad I was able to read this truly inspiring story.


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