Books, Non-Fiction

Book Review – Surviving the Angel of Death

I received this book, written by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri, as a Netgalley e-book.  Ironically enough, just this morning I had watched a documentary about Eva Mozes Kor on Netflix and just happened to stumble across her book on Netgalley a few hours later.  My review is brief, but the book is brief as well.

This was a touching first person account of a twin who survived Dr. Mengele’s horrible experiments in Auschwitz during the Holocaust.  Eva was very matter of fact in her telling, and continued the events after liberation, which many survivors of the death camps do not do.  It’s sad to imagine that not only did they lose all the members of their immediate family, were tortured, starved, and treated like human guinea pigs, but after they were liberated, they were still treated poorly after the war.  The book is very brief and was well written.  The message of forgiveness the author wants to convey is timeless and important.  I would definitely recommend this book to people interested in this period of history.

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