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Over the years I have read many books about World War II and the Holocaust The Brothers of Auschwitz A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story by Malka Adler touched a part of my heart that not all books about this horrific time had done I must admit that I almost gave up on this book near the beginning of the story The author s style of writing especially in the beginning frustrated me I did not want to give up because any Holocaust story no matter how it was written was important to be told and read As I read on the writing either improved or I got used to it because I devoured this book even though it was hard to read about at times and was so glad that I did Few books about the Holocaust have described in such detail the lingering effects survivors experienced so many years after being in the camps as this book did This was the story of Dov born Leiber a boy of sixteen Yitzhak born Icho a boy of fifteen their sister Sarah and their family who lived in a small village Tur i Remety in the mountains of Hungary who were forced from their home and taken directly to Auschwitz Not many children survived the atrocities of Auschwitz but by some miracle Dov and Yitzhak had The two brothers lost each other early in the Holocaust but by some miracle found their way back to each other Once they found each other they never lost sight of one another again What they were made to endure will turn your stomach inside out Dov and Yitzhak were determined to live and they helped each other to do ust that Without each other they might not have survivedBefore Yitzhak and Dov decided to leave Europe and go to Palestine Yitzhak wanted to visit his family home once On his way he discovered that his mother s sisters had survived the war and he stayed with them for a while before traveling on to his family home When Yitzhak arrived in his village he discovered that his family home was now occupied by a Hungarian family He was greeted by antisemitism even though the war had ended Just before he was preparing to leave and go back to Dov Yitzhak heard from a friend of Sarah s that he had gotten a letter from Sarah that she had survived the war and was in SwedenWhen the brothers Dov and Yitzhak decided to make Palestine Israel their home they were taken to live on a collective village moshav that was about ten years old They were brought here after spending two weeks at Camp Atlit The moshav was located in the Lower Galilee near the Sea of Galilee Life at the moshav was very hard for both Dov and Yitzhak They did not understand the language but came to realize that the members of the moshav thought of the Holocaust refugees that were living with them at the moshav as sheep They said you went like sheep to the slaughter and didn t resist You didn t fight like men There were thousands of you in their trains why didn t you revolt You could have grabbed their guns at least wiped out a few Germans before the crematorium Dov and Yitzhak heard this criticism and knew that these people were new enemies It made them feel for the Germans we were garbage in Eretz Israel we were sheep They were made to feel pain during the day by hearing those words and knowing what the people at the moshav thought of them and horrific dreams at night that they could not erase from their thoughts and memories as hard as they tried When they were given shovels to dig holes for new trees the brothers saw pits for the dead Trying to make the new refugees feel welcome and calm the members of the moshav played classical music for them This brought back the memories of when they arrived at Auschwitz and heard the orchestra as they exited the cattle cars Probably the worst trigger was when there was a fire The smell of smoke and actually seeing it brought back the memories of the members of their families that perished and disappeared into the smoke There was never enough food to satisfy their hunger It was common disappeared into the smoke There was never enough food to satisfy their hunger It was common witness food stealing hiding and hoarding food during these early days Fear was exhibited every time a refugee was encouraged to take a shower These thoughts and fears could not easily be put aside or forgottenThe author of The Brothers of Auschwitz A heartbreaking and unforgettable historical novel based on an untold true story Malka Adler met Yitzhak when she was a baby The new refugees Yitzhak and Dov among them were eventually assigned to eat with different families The family Yitzhak ate with had a baby girl Yitzhak remembered that it was because of the crying baby I liked going to the family Her crying reminded me that life exists The family kept in touch with Yitzhak even after he left the moshav When that little baby grew and began to learn about the Holocaust in school she contacted Yitzhak and Dov to find out where they had been during the Holocaust Both brothers refused to talk about their lives during that time It wasn t until sixty years later that they poured their emotions memories nightmares and horrific experiences out to Malka Adler and she was able to write their story and share it with the worldDov and Yitzhak wrote to Sarah in Sweden and she agreed to come to Israel The brothers no longer traveled It was a heartfelt tearful and emotional reunion The siblings never spoke to each other about their experiences in the camps They were ust elated to have found each other again Sarah met her husband in Israel but later moved to the United States and had a familyTo this day Yitzhak will not step foot in a hospital because of his experience with Dov upon liberation Yitzhak refused to travel and see his children and grandchildren Haunted by the ramp at Auschwitz where families were separated and a trip he took back to his family home in Hungary to find his house was occupied by another family Yitzhak refused to leave his home for any extended time Dov had a hard time accepting the idea of marriage in his life He kept ignoring his brother s pleas for him to marry Dov s thoughts about family gave him many sleepless nights that he d wake up one morning and there d be no one beside him because maybe they d take everyone to some forest or that his child would get pneumonia and die and it would make his mother sick and she d also die and another brother would die and one Sunday morning I could find myself without anything Both Yitzhak and Dov eventually got married Dov did not marry though until he was forty Yitzhak was twenty one Both brothers had children Sarah their sister also got married in Israel and eventually made her home in the United States She admitted to Malka Adler when she was telling her her story that I always have reserve bread in the drawer always i also have in the drawer always I also have rows of sliced bread in the freezer It was hard to forget how hungry she was at Bergen Belsen Sarah s other fear was the sight of ambulances To this day I can t An extraordinary novel of hope and heartbreak this is a story about a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing ourney back to each otherMy brother’s tears left a delicate clean line on his face I stroked his cheek whispered it’s really youDov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war But one day in 1944 everything changes The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour One hour before the train will take them to AuschwitzSix decades later from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel the brothers. Ear ambulances Every ambulance in the street makes me want to flee to the underground An ambulance with the sign of the Red Cross stood in front of the crematorium at Bergen Belsen Sarah recalled the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes in the morning was my mother s face in our home in Turi i Remety I never left home I always helped Mama with the little ones and then in one day one moment everyone disappeared on the ramp at Auschwitz and I didn t know if they were living or dead I only knew about Mama I missed my mama She watched as her mother walked on the line for the crematorium Sarah also recalled pledging to get revenge She said Revenge will be bringing Jewish children into the world I have children thank God and that s revenge Dov reflected on what he went through at sixteen and admitted that it still affected him in his present life When I see a television program about food in which the chef produces goose with a special spice from Spain I watch and am eaten up inside My fingers immediately begin to tap on the table and my coffee spills and cake crumbs drop on the carpet and I feel like firing a bullet into the middle of the screen because I can t bear talk of special spices In the camps every stinking rotten peel helped me live for two days Dov hated to see food that was wasted in any capacity He had difficulty to going to hotels and being waited on He said as long as I have a tomato and a roof over my head I m in paradise The three surviving siblings Dov Yitzhak and Sarah suffered immensely while they were in the camps and those experiences affected their lives for many years after Those dreams triggers and reminders were hard to erase from their conscious thoughts and dreams All three siblings must be applauded for their courage and bravery they had to survive and how they were able to proceed and live lives that were meaningful and productive This was a book that will stay with me for a long time I highly recommend this book This book is about a sad subject but one that people should be reuired to read It s an ugly part of our history that affected so many Jewish families and we should feel honored to read their stories That s how I feel every time I read a holocaust storyI ve read a lot of WWII era books especially about the holocaust and I always seem to learn something new or hear the story from a different perspective This book takes place in 1944 and is about two brothers Dov and Yitzhak who were separated from their family and sent to Auschwitz The stories they tell are heartbreaking but they survived the horrors of Auschwitz and can now tell their story in this fictional book based on true eventsIt is a book that I won t soon forget and I recommend that everyone read the story of these two brothers You will learn about the holocaust the love of family and the will to survive even when those around you are dyingThank you NetGalley and Harper Collins PublishersOne More Chapter for the ARC of this book in exchange for my review NetGalley TheBrothersofAuschwitz this book makes your emotions go crazy The author was so descriptive that you could feel the pain and the hurt that dov and yitzak went through Even though Dov and Yitak aren t real the experiences that they went through are very real back in world war 2 The descriptions of people being beat the hunger and family s being ripped apart was common in that time It is a very sad book that brings out all your emotions This is easily the most brutal gut wrenching Holocaust book I have ever read There is a content warning on the first page and honestly it s ustified Heed the content warnings This pulled no punches and held absolutely nothing back The book is raw and brutal yet completely historically honest The brothers the book is based on you fall in love with them and their story They start in old age and then tell their story of pain and loss It is short choppy sentences at times but it still flows nicely highly recommended for those who want nicely Highly recommended for those who want story that is realistic of what happened during WWII and the tortures of it Thanks to Edelweiss Harper Collins Publishing and Malka Adler for my copy of The Brothers of Auschwitz Dov and Yitzhak live in a tiny village in the mountains of Hungary during WW II due to the town being so isolated they believed their Jewish family was safe from the Nazis and they would leave them aloneIn 1944 their lives are change forever when the Nazis arrive in the village they inform all Jewish civilians they need to be ready to leave their homes in an hour they are allowed to take only what they can carry and they had no idea they would be stuck on a train for three days and taken Auschwitz Here the men and women are separated from each other older people and the young are the first to be sent to the gas chambersSixty years later Dov and Yitzhak are both in their 70 s and living in Israel they decide to finally share their stories of what happened to them I have read many holocaust survivors stories and nothing can prepare you for the absolute horror and inhumane treatment of these two teenage brothers and their familiesAt one stage I didn t know if I could keep reading or write a review for this book and I felt I owed it to Dov Yitzhak and their sister Sarah to do so What was done to them was horrendous cruel and inhumane and it made me feel sick It s a credit and testimony to them their loves ones and all the brave survivors of Auschwitz for them to share their heartbreaking story Most people who survived did what Dov and Yitzhak did they were so traumatized and they could not tell anyone what happened to them Malka Adler s book is based on her interviews with the two brothers she was the only person who they trusted to share their experiences with by writing The Brothers of Auschwitz she s made sure no one will ever forget the teenage boy s story and I gave the book four stars I have shared my review on Goodreads Australia Edelweiss Kobo Twitter and my bloghttpskarrenreadsbooksblogspotcom The Brothers of Auschwitz was such a special book that touched my heart my spirit and my whole being This book was written so beautifully in a stream of consciousness voice that will feel like you are hearing this story first hand as told by the brothers Unlike other books in this time frame this one was ust a little different the writing was clear raw real and so visceral This is one of those books that we cannot afford not to read Reading the horrors of what the Jewish people had to go through was so harrowing Despite all the holocaust books I have read there is always something that I learn about a detail I might have missed to learn about Each story is a life that needs to be told The brothers story is most especially well told that I could not stop reading this book until i reached the very last page Do not miss the Author s note at the end whi. 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silence to a who will never let their stories be forgottenTold in a poetic style reminiscent of Atwood and Salinger Malka Adler has penned a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength solace and above all hope in books like The Choice The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Tattooist of AuschwitzThis paperback includes an exclusive 14 page PS section with an author an Author’s Note and a reading group guidePraise for The Brothers of Auschwitz‘I sat down and read this within a few hours my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes’ reviewer‘The story is so incredible and the au.
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