Thursday, 13 September 2012
Surviving the angel of death- Eva Mozes Kor, Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Published: Oct 14, 2009
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.
I love reading/learning about history so this book was right up my alley.
This book is Eva's story about her experience in a German concentration camp, where because she was a twin she had to endure cruel experiments.
I'm always blown away by the strength of people who went through this experience. I cant imagine how awful it would have been, and to stay strong and still want to fight to live is amazing.
The Nazis did horrible horrible things and Eva could still forgive for all she went through and that is so admiral to me, i have so much respect for her.
It was a quick read but a very moving one. I definitely recommend it.