Eva Mozes Kor was just ten 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 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.
- ISBN-13: 9781933718576
- Author : Eva Mozes, Lisa Rojany Buccieri
- Publisher: Tanglewood Press IN
- Publication date: 03/13/2012
Editorial Reviews - VOYA
Kor's story is one of survival and hope. Born in 1934, Eva and her identical twin, Miriam, were loved and doted over. They lived a comfortable and happy life on their family's farm in Transylvania until the summer of 1940, when their family was herded onto a train with the other Jews in their town and transported to Auschwitz supposedly for their "protection." They were soon separated from their family, and never saw them again. Being identical twins afforded Eva and Miriam special "privileges." They soon joined a large group of other twins who were under the care of Dr. Josef Mengele, otherwise known as the Angel of Death.
These children were allowed to keep their own clothes and hair, but they were the subject of countless gruesome and tortuous medical experiments that many did not survive. Eva and Miriam did carry on and were able to make it until the Russian army invaded the camp and liberated them, but their lives were never the same. They had lost their family and suffered a physical ordeal that did irreversible damage. Eva's story will have the reader hooked until the very end. Although the narrative is somewhat unpolished, it does not detract from the impact of this harrowing and moving story. Readers of all ages will remember her narrative and will be inspired by it. This book is an essential purchase for libraries with a Holocaust collection, but it would also be a valuable addition to any library with young impressionable readers. Reviewer: Victoria Vogel.
Meet the Author
Eva Mozes Kor is a resident of Terre Haute, IN. She is a recognized speaker, both nationally and internationally, on topics related to the Holocaust, human rights, and medical ethics. She has been covered in numerous media outlets and is the subject of a documentary, Forgiving Dr. Mengele.
Lisa Rojany Buccieri has written over 100 children's books, including several award-winning and bestselling titles. She is also a publisher executive and editor with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Lisa lives with her family in Los Angeles.