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The twins of Auschwitz : the inspiring true story of a young girl surviving Mengele's hell /

by Kor, Eva Mozes,
Additional authors: Rojany-Buccieri, Lisa, / author.
Published by : Monoray, (London :) , 2020 Physical details: 229 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 22 cm. ISBN:9781913183714 (paperback). List(s) this item appears in: Popular in 2021 - Biography
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Also published as: Surviving the Angel of Death. Indianapolis, Indiana : Tanglewood Publishing, Inc., 2009.

The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death: Dr. Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old. While twins at Auschwitz were granted the 'privileges' of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele's sadistic medical experiments. They were forced to fight daily for their own survival and many died as a result of the experiments, or from the disease and hunger rife in the concentration camp. In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. Also included is an epilogue on Eva's incredible recovery and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered, and worked toward goals of forgiveness, peace, and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world.

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