Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Surviving the Angel of Death- Eva Mozes Kor , Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Eva Mozes Kor was 10 years old when she and her twin sister Miriam as well as her parents and two older sisters were taken to Auschwitz. Joseph Mengele was known as The Angel of Death. His "medical" experiments were among the most horrific ever conducted, in the name of science. Twins were among the most sought after victims. These twins were the only survivors of their family.

This is a book that is geared to the YA audience. The story of Eva and Miriam is told with compassion and in terms that a middle schooler could relate to. While it is not terribly explicit, there is enough to suggest that a parent looking to let your child read this, might want to read it first.

I found it to be very straight forward, and informative. How the girls survived, and learned to forgive is just an amazing story. Harrowing in some parts, their story is one that has to be remembered. By writing for a younger group, Eva has done a service to both survivors, and the people who read about them.

Very well written and I recommend it to anyone interested in the Holocaust. In the end it is a story of hope, forgiveness and finding peace.

I received this E-Book from Net Galley for review. Thank you!


  1. Sounds like a powerful story. Thanks for the review, otherwise I would never have heard of this one.

  2. I'm glad to hear this one is good. I read a little about Eva and a lot about Mengele in Children of the Flames, but I've heard that this is a better book. I've linked to your review on War Through the Generations.