Two Who Survived chronicles the true story of two children from different worlds: a city boy and a country girl. When the persecution of Jews begins, both are plucked from their reality and thrust into concentration camps. They are stripped of everything they know and forced to navigate a truly incomprehensible, volatile, dangerous and unpredictable world. Even when separated from support systems and family members, their drive to survive helps them cope. Despite their exposure to the horrors of the holocaust, they endure and carry on with a determination that shapes their character forever. Follow the lives of Rose and Max as they learn to adapt to a reality beyond belief and emerge stronger than ever, When they are finally liberated from their concentration camps, they navigate a new world individually before eventually coming together to form what each so tragically lost, a family.
A story we must never forget
I casually heard about Rose and Max from the Jocko podcast. World War II was always captivating and the Holocaust was heartbreaking. Jocko would read excerpts from the book and I would listen intently. When Rose would speak, I would listen. This book is incredibly well written. The format is interesting as well. Rose and Max wrote as children all the way up to adulthood. You learn about the triumph of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable evil. This book is a sobering view of the evil in men’s hearts. It also shows you that hope can be renewed. Easily one of the best books that I have read. Even though you may not know me, this book is worth your time.