1944, Germany. Two sisters seek to overcome impossible odds to be reunited, in this utterly devastating and unforgettable novel about sisterhood, courage and survival.
All they had left was each other. Until the Nazis tore them apart.
After years of hiding from the Nazis, Rachel Epstein and her little sister Mindel are captured by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. The only ray of light for either girl is that they are together.
But on arrival they are separated. As she’s seventeen and deemed an adult, Rachel is sent to work in a brutal factory whilst four-year-old Mindel is sent into the so-called “star” camp for Jewish prisoners. All on her own, Rachel knows her sister will have no chance of survival—unless she can find someone to take care of her.
Working in the windowless, airless factory—filling munitions casings with chemicals that burn her fingers and make her eyes sting—the only thing that keeps Rachel going is the thought of her little sister. Because if there’s even a chance Mindel is alive, Rachel knows she must try to save her.
But, separated by barbed wire, and treated brutally by SS guards who do not even see them as human beings, can either of the orphaned sisters ever dare to hope that they’ll find their way back to each other? And to freedom?
A completely heartbreaking, utterly gripping tale of courage, loss and overcoming impossible odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Ragged Edge of Night and The Orphan’s Tale.
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Not Without My Sister
I haven’t read many books about children’s lives during the Holocaust. Heart wrenching.
Not Without My Sister by Marion Kummerow
Ms Kummerow has written another thoroughly researched WWII novel based on a combination of actual people & events as well as those she cleverly created‼️👍. Be sure to have a tissue handy for this story of two Jewish sisters torn from their family & the farm they loved! Once their parents were taken by Nazi SS, Rachel at 17, Mindel 4, & their two brothers 10 & 7, ran trying to escape captivity‼️. The sisters were caught, but hopefully their brothers made it to the convent that offered safety! Thus began a life of horror, evil, constant fear, heartbreak after being separated from each other & the desolation of being in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp‼️😱. The story is an emotional rollercoaster ride as both girls face one ordeal after another trying to survive starvation & disease in order to one day reunite once the Allies arrive to liberate all Jews❣️❤️🙏👍. Get your copy of this WWII page turner about the women & children forced to endure Nazi evil in the concentration camps‼️ I highly recommend it & sincerely hope those who doubt that the Holocaust ever existed also read books like this one‼️🙏. I believe you’ll agree with my 5-star rating for Not Without My Sister❣️👍👏.