My book club choice this time around. I finished it in a week.Wow! What a powerful story of resilience and love.Imagine finding a lifelong love in the most horrid place imaginable.It was inspiring.Don't complain about your daily grind. We don't have a reason to complain.
Can there be a beautiful love story, a story of heart and soul in the midst of concentration camps and the horrors they evoke? Yes! This story based on the memory of a survivor is all that. Beautifully written with great depth. A wondrous story of survival and life!
This was an incredible recounting of a person's time during WWII and ultimately in Auschwitz. Once you start this book it is hard to put down. Having visited Auschwitz I could recall some of the areas mentioned. The fact that the commandant and his family lived so close to the gas chambers was hard to comprehend. I discovered upon finishing the book that Mr Sokolov left Europe after WWII and emigrated here to Australia where he remained for the rest of his life. How so many have endured such horrors is hard to imagine.
I thought I knew something of the war, the camps and what it was like , this book gave a new insight , the reality of surviving on a daily basis ...there are no words for what happened in those camps ...those that survived and those that did not are all hero’s..there bravery is astonishing ...
I am always intrigued by stories like this one. From such heartache, pain, suffering, loss and the worst that mankind can do to each other, has come a story of survival, love and deep caring. It's wonderfully written with an easy flow to it. I was able to read it in just a couple of hours.