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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.

1 Prize for Cilka's Journey

The British Book Awards
2020 Shortlist: Fiction Book of the Year

With a big consumer marketing push from Bonnier and by tapping into fans of the first book, Cilka’s Journey achieved huge sales. The true story followed Cilka Klein, the girl who saved Lale Sokolov, to a prison camp in 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’.