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Hardback:Cilka's journey / Heather Morris:2019 Cilka's journey / Heather Morris
Author: Morris, Heather
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: AF
Category: Fiction
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781785769047
Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just 16 years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, she is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, she faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.
Klein, Cilka
Auschwitz, Concentration camp
Vorkuta, Komi, Russia Concentration camp
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Fiction
World War, 1939-1945, Jews, Fiction
Biographical fiction, lcsh
GNR, General, ukslc
Pages 401 pages
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DAISY:Cilka's journey:2019
Available: 1
Total no. of loans: 3
No. of reservations: 0
London : Zaffre, 2019


I loved the book, it shows glimpses of her past at Auschwitz and her struggles in her life. Quite a moving book.
North Lincoln
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