felt like I was there with him , very emotional. want to buy as a gift for my brother and share of some our heritage with him.
Lale and Gita's story grabbed me from the first page and I couldn't put this book down. Much as their love made the unbearable bearable, the author's writing both brought horrors to life and also kept hope alive. I so wanted to learn what happened to these so-vivid people, but I didn't want the book to end, as I was so captivated. Loved it, and them.
This book was designated as our book club's next read and though I was excited to read it, as I had read several good reviews, I kept putting it off as I felt that I knew, to some level, the horror of the subject-matter. Hence as I started to read it I was very uncomfortable, but as the book progressed I felt it a compelling read into the reality of human nature. I gave it five stars rather than four, as I felt four stars did not do it justice.
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 ...
Absolutely loved it. What a wonderful, miraculous story of love and perseverance in amongst the horror and devastation of Auschwitz. For it to be true is just amazing, and shows the true strength of humans. Thank you to the late author for sharing this with the world.