Sunday, September 2, 2012

First review

Genre:NONFICTION - JUVENILE: Biography, Autobiography & History: Biography & Autobiography
Publication.DateOctober 15, 2009
Published By: Tanglewood
Surviving the Angel of Death - Goodreads
My review copy:NetGalley
Summary of Surviving the Angel of Death: 

Here is a book everyone should read since this book cointains the author and her twin sisters life at Birkenau, or Auschwitz 2 as it is a called. 
We got to follow how they get to Birkenau with their family and what happens when they get seperated from them when they arrived at Birkenau just because they are twins. The reason that they got seperated because they were twins was for that all the twins would be in care of the so called the Angel of Death which was Dr. Josef Mengele. 
The twins in his care was granted the privileges of keeping their own clothes and hair but they was also torture (but not like their families) by different experiments and they were forced to fight for to survive. Many twins died in this camp because of they got serious sick or they died because of their hunger.

From NetGalley:

Eva Mozes Kor was just 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin's survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers will learn of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.
The book also includes an epilogue on Eva's recovery from this experience and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis.Through her museum and her lectures, she has dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and working for causes of human rights and peace.
What I think about the book:

It is a strong book that was both horrible and good. It was horrible because of what happend in Birkenau and good because of what happend after. 
I think everyone should read this one and get some inside information about what happend to twins at this kind of camp. 
I can honest say that I didn't knew that twins was on their own and never had I heard about the experiments or about Josef Mengele.

The book was written in a really good way with a language that was easy to understand and captured the reader so that you wouldn't lay this book down because you wanted to know what would happen to Eva and her twin sister.

I will give this book a 10 out 10 and as I mention in my review I think everyone should read this one.


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