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Title: Surviving the Angel of Death
Author: Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Baccieri
Release date: 13 October 2020
Synopsis: “Eva Mozes Kor was just ten 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. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin’s survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child’s endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil and Eva’s recovery and her controversial but often misunderstood decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Readers will learn of how she triumphed over unfathomable pain and suffering into a life-long work for peace, human rights, and Holocaust education.
The new edition provides interesting details and important context to the events related in the original story. A new Afterword by publisher Peggy Porter Tierney offers a richer portrayal of Eva as a person, the truth behind the controversies, and the eventful last ten years of her life.”
I really enjoyed this book! Previously I’ve read alot of holocaust-survivor books and I find them really educational and informing.
What I liked most about this book is how it’s told from the perspective of a 10 year old girl, who just knew she had to survive. I love how you can understand her struggles, and feel her hopes and dreams for the future. You really want her to make it! She only tells of what she knows at the time and not adding all the information she got later in life. You get a sense of how unknown things where, and you keep wondering yourself what’s going to happen to these twins around the next corner.
What I didn’t like was the lack of information about the “tests” that was done. It felt like they were subject to very few “tests” from reading the book, and from other books I know that’s not true. I understand that this book is men for a younger audience, but still it didn’t feel quite real when it’s widely known that horrible tests where performed.
Other than that the book is very easily read, and I would probably have enjoyed this even more when I were younger. This book is written for age 12 and up.
This is a really strong book, and has a really important message about our history. Nobody was safe from the horrors of the Nazi, and today we have very few who can tell us what really happened. It’s important to remeber the history that made the world today!
Have you read this book before? What’s your thoughts?
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