Cilka’s Journey is the million copy bestselling sequel to the phenomenon The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
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‘She was the bravest person I ever met’
Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.
After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle.
Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love.
Cilka’s Journey is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will. It will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.
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‘Her truly incredible story is one to be read by everyone.’ Sun
‘Cilka’s extraordinary courage in the face of evil and her determination to survive against the odds will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading this heartrending book.’ Sunday Express
‘Her courage and determination to survive makes for a heartrending read.’ Daily Mirror
a sincere...moving attempt to speak the unspeakable * The Sunday Times on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * What an extraordinary and important book this is. We need as many memories of the Holocaust as we can retain, and this is a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war. I'm so glad Lale and Gita were eventually able to live long and happy lives together, and thankful that Heather Morris was moved to record their incredible story. It's a triumph * Jill Mansell on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly * Graeme Simsion on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * a touching and redemptive tale of love and selflessness * Times Literary Supplement on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * A moment of pure humanity amid unthinkable atrocity * The Independent on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * Although the subject matter is dark, this is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting story of strength and survival * Good Housekeeping * This deeply moving follow-up will touch the stoniest of hearts * Sunday Post * A heartbreaking tale of strength in the face of unimaginable challenges * Woman's Weekly * A tale of hardship, survival- and, most importantly, never forgetting * INewspaper * Cilka's extraordinary courage in the face of evil and her determination to survive against the odds will stay with you long after you've finished reading this heartrending book * Sunday Express * It will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds. * The Week * her courage and determination to survive makes for a heartrending read * Daily Mirror * Must read * Daily Express * Her truly incredible story is one to be read by everyone * The Sun * It is well-written, and well-researched. It is captivating, devastating and even darker than The Tattooist. It will make you despair at the cruelty of humanity, but leave you in awe of the strength of the human spirit... it will leave you emotionally drained- but Cilka's story is a powerful one * Express and Star *
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