Surviving the Angel of Death

Surviving the Angel of Death

The Story of A Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

Book - 2009
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Eva Mozes Kor was 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. Mengele's twins were granted the privileges of keeping their own clothes and hair, but they were also subjected to sadistic medical experiments and forced to fight daily for their own survival, as most of the twins died as a result of the experiements or from the disease and hunger pervasive in the camp. In a narrative told with emotion and restraint, 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 toward goals of forgiveness, peace, and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world.
Publisher: Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781933718286
1933718285
Branch Call Number: TEEN 940.5318 KOR
Characteristics: iv, 141 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rojany-Buccieri, Lisa

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nzpussikat
Feb 12, 2017

A short read. Not all the informative, but I presume being so young, her understanding of everything that was happening was limited. Worth a read though.

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evallain
Jul 25, 2012

I read this book and it was utterly moving at the end when she said she would forgive those who treated her less then human. Truly an amazing person with a heart of gold. I love studying the Holocaust and learning about what happened and reading Eva Kor's experiences helped me glimpse a little deeper into what happened in those sad years of human history.

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