REVIEW ☆ The Brothers of Auschwitz



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    The Brothers of Auschwitz a biographical novel is the most moving and disturbing Holocaust book I’ve ever read and there have been uite a few Yes any story about the experience of being in a concentration camp is deeply upsetting but this one was extremely raw and emotional for me The detail is exceptional and it will shock you to your core The reader will feel the pain anguish desperation helplessness terr

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    This is easily the most brutal gut wrenching Holocaust book I have ever read There is a content warning on the first page and honestly it's justified Heed the content warnings This pulled no punches and held absolutely nothing back The book is raw and brutal yet completely historically honest The brothers the book is based on you fall in love with them and their story They start in old age and then tell their story of pa

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    Over the years I have read many books about World War II and the Holocaust The Brothers of Auschwitz A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story by Malka Adler touched a part o

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    The Brothers of Auschwitz is a powerful book written by Israeli Author Malka Adler based on the true stories of teenage brothers Dov and Yitzhak’s harrowing that word seems so weak experiences during the holocaust in WWII The brothers and their family were unmercifully removed from their village in Czechoslovakia in 1944 they were taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Adler uses their accounts as well as her father’

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    Thanks to Edelweiss Harper Collins Publishing and Malka Adler for my copy of The Brothers of Auschwitz Dov and Yitzhak live in a tiny village in the mountains of Hungary during WW II due to the town being so isolated they believed their Jewish family was safe from the Nazis and they would leave them aloneIn 1944 their lives are cha

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    This book is about a sad subject but one that people should be reuired to read It's an ugly part of our history that affected so many Jewish fam

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    Any book that brings to the forefront the horrors of the Holocaust deserves praise I make it a point to keeping reading them Not because they are necessarily entertaining but because they are important The Brothers of Auschwitz is particularly interesting because although it is a work of fiction it is based on the true stories of brothers Dov and Yitzhak In 1944 during WWII their family was forced to leave their town i

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    The Brothers of Auschwitz was such a special book that touched my heart my spirit and my whole being This book was

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    this book makes your emotions go crazy The author was so descriptive that you could feel the pain and the hurt that dov and yitzak went through Even though Dov and Yitak aren’t “ real” the experiences that they went through are very real back in world war 2 The descriptions of people being beat the hunger and family’s being ripped apart was common in that time It is a very sad book that brings out all y

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    Thank you HarperCollins and Netgalley for an ARC of this book for an honest review The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler is about 2 brothers who finally decide to tell their story of their time during and after the holoca

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SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Malka Adler

An extraordinary novel of hope and heartbreak this is a story about a family separated The Brothers eBook #197 by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each otherMy brother’s tears left a delicate clean line on his face I stroked his cheek whispered it’s really youDov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war But one day in everything changes The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour One hour before the train will take them to AuschwitzSix decades later from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel The Brothers of Auschwitz a biographical novel is the most moving and disturbing Holocaust book I ve ever read and there have been uite a few Yes any story about the experience of being in a concentration camp is deeply upsetting but this one was extremely raw and emotional for me The detail is exceptional and it will shock you to your core The reader will feel the pain anguish desperation helplessness terror and the horrors of it all as experienced by these two brothers who were taken at 15 and 16 years old You can t help but feel outrage that human beings were treated in such a brutal and barbaric way We all knew the method at Zeiss The method No food no water no place to breathe no shower no coat no medication just work work fast until death comes It takes about three months to come In the meantime they bring a fresh healthy consignment and the old timers get on a train to the nearest available crematorium Yes Three months was enough for the Germans to turn healthy young men into a pile of disgusting ragsThere are aspects of being a concentration camp prisoner that I never even contemplated but are on clear display in this book Yes it is very difficult to read at times but I feel it is an important book that is worth reading because it brings the experience to life like no other book There is a marked tension throughout the story that had me on the edge of my seat unable to put this book downThis is a story about family love the will to survive and above all else hope The bond between these two brothers is remarkable and you cannot help but wonder if either would ve made it through without the other It is a miracle that they even found each other and were able to stay together What really makes this story stand out from all the others I ve read is that roughly one third of the way through the book the war ends It s the aftermath that we witness up close and the post traumatic stress that the brothers experience for the rest of their lives Acclimating to civilized life after suffering and struggling to merely survive is no easy task It is impossible for them to escape the images memories and even the smells Sometimes I have images with sound from life in the camps The images and sounds come like thieves in the dayThere are so many things these former prisoners had to learn or relearn not to gulp their food not to steal food not to keep food in their pocket or hidden in their bed to say please and thank you to wash their hands before a meal and so much There were many newly acuired fears that stuck with them Because they were shuttled in cattle cars from one camp to the next one brother won t ever get on a train Also feared are hospitals and one brother refuses to ever set foot in one as a result he won t even go for a much needed cataract surgery One brother confesses that he can t and won t go anywhere near a BB Going to a bakery is a very scary proposition because of the ovens Then there are the mental images and sound bytes that assault their senses at any time You may leave the concentration camp but the camp never leaves you I realized that the war had ended in the world but not in people s hearts I knew the war would never ever leave us Just like putting a boiling iron with a number on the body of a calf The calf grows older the number remains unchangedIn fact after the war was over the brothers discovered there was a new hell Safely ensconced in Israel they faced humiliation and later felt shame you went like sheep to the slaughter and didn t resist You didn t fight like men There were thousands of you in their trains why didn t you revolt You could have grabbed their guns at least wiped out a few Germans before the crematorium Aah We felt new enemies had risen against us For the Germans we were garbage in Eretz Israel we were sheep We should have attacked them We should have caused havoc stopped those convoys walking and walking to the crematorium as if they were handing out candies on sticks in there They d have fired their rifles so what was gas any better At least we d have stopped the pace of death I think about that and go mad Before the hunger we could have risen against them The hunger weakened our minds A hungry person can t think about anything his mind is stupid The Germans took care to make us stupid in the camps so we wouldn t notice the convoys going to the crematorium is it any wonder that we were silent People didn t even have the strength to commit suicide The mind needs a lot of strength to think it s better to dieThere seems to be some issue with the translation as what s written seems rough around the edges Perhaps it will be improved when published but if it s not it is still a book that needs to be readThank you to Harper Collins UK One More Chapter and NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion and review

REVIEW The Brothers of Auschwitz

The Brothers of Auschwitz

The brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgottenTold in a poetic style reminiscent of Atwood and Salinger Malka Adler has penned a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength solace and above all hope in books like The Choice The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Tattooist of AuschwitzThis paperback includes an exclusive page PS section with an author an Author’s Note and a reading group guidePraise for The Brothers of Auschwitz‘I sat down and read this within a few hours my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ reviewer‘The story is so incredible and t Thanks to Edelweiss Harper Collins Publishing and Malka Adler for my copy of The Brothers of Auschwitz Dov and Yitzhak live in a tiny village in the mountains of Hungary during WW II due to the town being so isolated they believed their Jewish family was safe from the Nazis and they would leave them aloneIn 1944 their lives are change forever when the Nazis arrive in the village they inform all Jewish civilians they need to be ready to leave their homes in an hour they are allowed to take only what they can carry and they had no idea they would be stuck on a train for three days and taken Auschwitz Here the men and women are separated from each other older people and the young are the first to be sent to the gas chambersSixty years later Dov and Yitzhak are both in their 70 s and living in Israel they decide to finally share their stories of what happened to them I have read many holocaust survivors stories and nothing can prepare you for the absolute horror and inhumane treatment of these two teenage brothers and their familiesAt one stage I didn t know if I could keep reading or write a review for this book and I felt I owed it to Dov Yitzhak and their sister Sarah to do so What was done to them was horrendous cruel and inhumane and it made me feel sick It s a credit and testimony to them their loves ones and all the brave survivors of Auschwitz for them to share their heartbreaking story Most people who survived did what Dov and Yitzhak did they were so traumatized and they could not tell anyone what happened to them Malka Adler s book is based on her interviews with the two brothers she was the only person who they trusted to share their experiences with by writing The Brothers of Auschwitz she s made sure no one will ever forget the teenage boy s story and I gave the book four stars I have shared my review on Goodreads Australia Edelweiss Kobo Twitter and my bloghttpskarrenreadsbooksblogspotcom

SUMMARY ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Malka Adler

He author writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it’ reviewer‘It is a book we all must read read in order to know It is harsh enthralling earth shattering rattling – but we must And nothing less’ Aliza Ziegler Editor in Chief at Proza Books Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening without beautifying without leaving any room to imagination’ Yehudith Rotem Haaretz newspaper‘This is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi At Magazine The Brothers of Auschwitz was such a special book that touched my heart my spirit and my whole being This book was written so beautifully in a stream of consciousness voice that will feel like you are hearing this story first hand as told by the brothers Unlike other books in this time frame this one was just a little different the writing was clear raw real and so visceral This is one of those books that we cannot afford not to read Reading the horrors of what the Jewish people had to go through was so harrowing Despite all the holocaust books I have read there is always something that I learn about a detail I might have missed to learn about Each story is a life that needs to be told The brothers story is most especially well told that I could not stop reading this book until i reached the very last page Do not miss the Author s note at the end which I read first prior to reading the first page It gave me the background I needed in how this story was written and the precious moments the author was able hear first hand the brothers storiesAdler beautifully wrote this novel that moved and transformed me I highly recommend this book for an amazing historical fiction read that will bring tears to your eyes and take you into a very emotional roller coaster This is a story needed to be told