Fragments of Isabella
A Memoir of Auschwitz
by Isabella Leitner
Open Road Integrated Media
Biographies & Memoirs, History
Pub Date 14 Jun 2016
I was given a copy of Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:
A powerful raw, and painful memoir of one young woman’s time in Aushwitz.
On May.28.1944 (the authors birthday) instead of celebrating she finds herself packing for deportation. Soon Jews are lined up listening to SS officers call out names, and not much later they are faced with being forced into hot cattle cars, with no restrooms, no seats.
She talks of a younger sister, a baby she had to watch them murder, not even allowed to bury her tiny body. She watches as her frail Mother too is murdered.
She talks of escaping to find food, all of them knowing they will probably be caught but they are hungry, starving, skeletal thin.
If you are looking for a book that shows the power of the human spirit and survival against all odds then Fragments of Isabella is a book I’d highly recommend.
Five out of five stars