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Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris

Cilka's Journey: The sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

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Imprint: Zaffre Publishing
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Publication date: 1 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781785769047

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.

4 stars out of 5
3 Oct 2019

"action-packed, densely plotted read"

The author’s previous novel, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, cleverly fused an appalling true story with a fictional structure. Cilka’s Journey does the same.

At Auschwitz, the beautiful Cilka was noticed by the Commandant and given special status. After liberation, she is charged as a collaborator and sent by the Russians to a Siberian prison camp...

The novel is based on the testimony of Lale Sokolov, the Auschwitz tattooist, who called Cilka ‘the bravest person I ever met’.