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Publisher Description

Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.

In 1942 Cilka 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 for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle.

Innocent and imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar. When she makes an impression on a female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she confronts death and faces terror, each day a battle for survival. And when she nurses a man called Aleksandr, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.

Based on what is known of Cilka's time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka's Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will in adversity, Cilka's Journey will make you weep, but it will also leave you with the remarkable story of one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds.

'She was the bravest person I ever met'
Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
324
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bonnier Publishing Fiction
SELLER
Hot Key Books Limited
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

BrookeMooreReads ,

If you loved the Tattooist of Auschwitz then you’ll love this book

Following on from The Tattooist of Auschwitz, this story is based on Cilka’s story of mistreatment, her ‘curse’ of losing those she cares for and enduring the unimaginable.

Millicav ,

Incredible read

Incredibly written, heartfelt and as equally shocking as the tattooist. Highly recommend this book, Thankyou for researching & sharing the story of cilka.

Marvel7777 ,

Cilka’s Journey

Wow, a book that will stay with me forever.

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