In reality she was taken as a “mistress” by a Nazi officer and repeatedly raped. With every page of Cilka’s Journey, Morris brings to life Cilka’s heart, her bravery, and her strength. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. "She was the bravest person I ever met. Anyone who knows anything about the death camps during World War II knows that the prisoners didn’t choose to have relationships with the officers and guards. Thankfully, however, it works quite well as a standalone and I highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction, especially from the WWII era. New posts will not be retrieved. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. October 1st 2019 Cilka is one of the women that Lane encounters at the camp. “His eyes seem to see nothing.
Thank you for your insightful review, Suzanne. I have this book on hold at the library. CILKA’S JOURNEY Review Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris is the heart-wrenching story of Cilka Klein, who in 1942, at the age of sixteen, is sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. In the camp, 16-year-old Cecilia "Cilka" Klein—one of the Jewish prisoners introduced in Tattooist—was forced to become the mistress of two … Now she is sentenced to hard labor in Siberian camps.
Cilka is an incredibly sympathetic character. Thank you to St Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.
RELEASE DATE: Feb. 16, 2016. 115. Cilka did what she needed to do in order to survive. by
Obersturmfuhrer Schwarzhuber supervised the selection.
Categories: But what choice did she have?
Heather Morris. Hobbies include: buying and hoarding of books, rambling about books to anyone who will listen, and trying to recommend books to my family and friends whether they are readers or not - because seriously, how can you not love to read books? © Copyright 2020 Kirkus Media LLC. In ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Cilka is a periphery character who is “chosen” by an SS officer to receive special privileges such as food and clothing in exchange for survival sex.
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