Cilka's journey / Heather Morris
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Bolinda Audio, 2019
ISBN: 0655623760 9780655623762
Control number 0655623760
Published outside the British Isles
Narrated by Louise Brealey
Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.
Auschwitz, Concentration camp
Biographical fiction, lcsh
I turned this off after chapter 2 i could NOT listen to the voice telling the story any longer, the way she was telling it was like you would read a fairy tale to a child.