Cilka’s Journey, Heather Morris (10.1.19)
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz was good. Very good, in fact. But Cilka’s Journey was amazing.
This young woman survived more than any of us can even imagine. She saw the absolute worst of the world during WWII, and then saw it again when she was sentenced to hard labor in a Russian work camp.
Despite this, she remained focused on the good. She fought for herself and her fellow prisoners. Cilka is the kind of woman who embodies love and hope.
The one thing I wish this book had was more of her life after the prison camp. I wanted to experience her life after and see her happy and free.
Perhaps that can be the next book.
As much as I loved Lale and Gita in the Tattooist Of Auschwitz, I felt more connected to Cilka and her story.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the gifted copy.