[Malka Adler] The Brothers of Auschwitz [young adult contemporary Book] Epub – Kindle eBook or Book

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    The Brothers of Auschwitz a biographical novel is the most moving and disturbing Holocaust book I’ve ever read and there have been uite a few Yes any story about the experience of being in a concentration camp is deeply upsetting but this one was extremely raw and emotional for me The detail is exceptional and it will shock you to your core The reader will feel the pain anguish desperation helplessness terror and the h

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    This is easily the most brutal gut wrenching Holocaust book I have ever read There is a content warning on the fi

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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 un

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    The Brothers of Auschwitz is a powerful book written by Israeli Author Malka Adler based on the true stories of teenage brothers Dov and Yitzhak’s harrowing that word seems so weak experiences during the holocaust in WWII The brothers and their family were unmercifully removed from their village in Czechoslovakia in 1944 they were taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Adler uses their accounts as well as her father’s own experiences in

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    Thanks to Edelweiss Harper Collins Publishing and Malka Adler for my copy of The Brothers of Auschwitz Dov and Yitzhak live in a tiny

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    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 fa

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    Any book that brings to the forefront the horrors of the Holocaust deserves praise I make it a point to keeping reading them Not beca

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    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 th

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    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 emoti

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    Thank you HarperCollins and Netgalley for an ARC of this book for an honest review The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler is about 2 brothers who finally decide to tell their story of their time during and after the holocaust This is like a book I have never read before This filled me with so much sadness and emotions on what happened during this period of time The stories of the murders of innocent people

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An extraordinary novel of hope and heartbreak this is a story about a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey 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. 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 just 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 to 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 just 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 two 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 bear 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

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The Brothers of Auschwitz

Finally break their silence to a friend 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. The Brothers of Auschwitz is a powerful book written by Israeli Author Malka Adler based on the true stories of teenage brothers Dov and Yitzhak s harrowing that word seems so weak experiences during the holocaust in WWII The brothers and their family were unmercifully removed from their village in Czechoslovakia in 1944 they were taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Adler uses their accounts as well as her father s own experiences in Treblinka and her own research to write this incredible storyThis book is in three roughly eual parts the holocaust period immediate post war recuperation period and finally their lives in Israel Each chapter alternates between Dov and Yitzhak s accounts of the same events this style provides the reader with their different perspectives it is also an excellent way of following each brother during the times they are separated The style was so overwhelmingly descriptive intense dark and heavy It was relentless there was so much matter on each page you could linger for much longer to let the material sink in it is and should be a long read It is hard work really hard workTheir journey takes in their experiences at several concentration camps labour camps such as Zeiss death marches post war hospitals repatriation to their home village and their journey to and their lives in Israel I learned so much about the terrible experiences of Jews during this period it was visceral and unremittingSome examples of the hundreds I could draw on are Their lives were determined by the flick of an SS Officer s white gloved finger on the train ramp at AuschwitzThe orchestraThe smell of the crematorium I will leave it to you to discover what their physiological reactions were to the smell during captivityForced labour this was a sure fire way of slowly killing people they worked them senseless didn t provide anywhere near enough food or water or clothing these people lasted no than three months Then in comes the next shipment of labourThe abhorrent behaviour of the Germans was shocking but also the Hungarians Russians and many others was just as bad Even fellow inmates the depravity was off the scaleThe conditions in the camps were worse than you could imagine and due to the way this nightmare world was presented by Adler you had a real sense of place as much as you can get it was suffocatingly horribleThe resilience of people who died and survived was remarkable the recovery period after the war was eually traumatic many didn t survive and those who did were scarred and damaged physically and psychologically and usually bothThe way their neighbours from their home town assumed ownership of their home livestock pets and possessions the silence of their neighbours and even active complicit actions seemed to come so naturallyThe uestioning by fellow Jews in Israel asking why didn t you fight back was just too upsetting to put into words How could they fight backTheir residual behaviours such as hiding bread under their pillows or their pockets long after the war ended Their lives in captivity enduredYitzhak s memories of the young German girl with plaits during his forced marches to the Zeiss factory are so very heart warming and sad I ll leave you to discover the details of that interactionA friend of mine recently asked me How can you read such a book I think the uestion must be How can we not This and books like this should be read by as many people as possible Genocide ethnic cleansing crimes against humanity have occurred since and still occur to this day Aspects of humanity and the human condition is something we all need to own and be ashamed of in eual measure I cannot recommend this book enough this experience will stay with me for a long time to come5 StarsI would like to thank NetGalley and HarperCollins for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an unbiased review reading this book was a privilege

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Thor writes so beautifully that it is impossible to stay indifferent I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it’ reviewer‘It is a book we all must read read in order to know It is harsh enthralling earth shattering rattling – but we must And nothing less’ Aliza Ziegler Editor in Chief at Proza Books Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House‘Great courage is needed to write as Adler does – without softening without beautifying without leaving any room to imagination’ Yehudith Rotem Haaretz newspaper‘This is a book we are not allowed not to read’ Leah Roditi At Magazine. Any book that brings to the forefront the horrors of the Holocaust deserves praise I make it a point to keeping reading them Not because they are necessarily entertaining but because they are important The Brothers of Auschwitz is particularly interesting because although it is a work of fiction it is based on the true stories of brothers Dov and Yitzhak In 1944 during WWII their family was forced to leave their town in Hungary and they were transported to Auschwitz This horrendous place has been written about countless times This book does not hold back It takes us very deep into this nightmare The conditions and the way so many died is presented in a raw and gut wrenching manner showing the true horrors of what occurred to countless Jews and many others as well as to this family It s hard to read After the war we learn of the brothers lives as they recuperate and ultimately settle in Israel How do people live their lives when they ve survived a concentration camp and have lost so much These two resilient men tell their storyI am very appreciative to have been given an ARC to read from Edelweiss and One More Chapter HarperCollins in advance of the book s September 1 2020 release an e version was released in 2019 The book I read had been translated into English from Hebrew and I found the way it was translated to be a concern The prose did now flow well and parts were not in complete sentences I would have rated this book higher but I struggled through it Nevertheless The Brothers of Auschwitz is worth reading as it tells a tragic story that must be told again and again and again No matter how difficult it is to readRated 35 stars