A harrowing tale of Three Sisters and the promise they made to each other.
The year is 1942, the place is Slovakia.
Cibi, Magda, and Livia are teenagers living when the Nazis come. Though they made a promise to their father to stay together, the Nazis have their orders. Cibi and Livia are taken to Auschwitz. Magda however, escapes the order by being hidden away in an institution.
It is through Cibi’s strength and sheer will that she and Livia make it through both Auschwitz and Birkenau day after day. As the years go by, Cibi finds new ways to survive. Then one day, Magda arrives, and Cibi keeps her alive too.
These three sisters somehow survive and escape the death camps, moving across Europe, to Slovakia, and to Israel with astounding force and determination. Their love for each other and their unique bond knew no bounds.
Based on a true story, this is the third book in the Tattooist of Auschwitz series by Heather Morris. While I didn’t love this book as much as the first two books in this series, the author’s note was quite vivid and really got to me.
Thank you to Erica Martirano at St. Martin’s Press for the arc via NetGalley.
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