The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor || Book Review

If I do ever find myself binge watching any TV shows, they are usually true crime documentaries.

However sometimes I steer away from that and watch different kinds of documentaries, sometimes ones on war. Those includes documentaries about the Holocaust.

I haven’t read any books about it so when my friend B suggested to read this book, I took her up on the offer.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: Set in Poland
Originally published: 2020

Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins.

In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz.

Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death: Dr. Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old.

While twins at Auschwitz were granted the ‘privileges’ of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele’s sadistic medical experiments. They were forced to fight daily for their own survival and many died as a result of the experiments, or from the disease and hunger rife in the concentration camp.

In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child’s endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.

Thoughts:

This was an uncomfortable read, even though the author didn’t go into extreme detail about the circumstances she found herself in as well as the experiments that were done, you get the full pictures of the horrors inflicted.

It was also a harder read because it involved children and that’s something that’s always hard to process, in any situation.

It’s amazing how Eva turned her experience around to inspire and educate others on the subject and keep the memory going.

Overview:

You can’t even begin to imagine that a child at the age of ten would have to think such thoughts under those circumstances and having to make such difficult decisions in hope of surviving.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.23 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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