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This is a book based on a true story, the story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew…

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This is a book based on a true story, the story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew who spent three years in Auschwitz.
Heather Morris has meticulously researched Lale’s story having spent years with the man himself hearing his incredible story. She writes about this at the end of the book, a great addition to an emotional tale.
Lale’s story is miraculous but not unique. The strength and determination of the prisoners is inspirational. His story is, however, exciting and exhilarating as he pushes his luck time and time again to help himself and those around him to survive the horrific ordeal they were subjected to. Alongside the misery and horror is a love story between Lale and Gita who meet and fall in love while imprisoned in arguably the Nazi’s worst death camp. Their hope and love keeps them alive and evokes warmth and hope in the reader for all the prisoners, despite knowing there was no hope for the majority.
It is a brilliant and moving read – I can’t recommend it enough. I kept forgetting it was a true story such is the phenomenal story of Lale and his companions. ❤️📚

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