❮Reading❯ ➽ The Brothers of Auschwitz Author Malka Adler – Uroturk.info
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 You Dov And Yitzhak Live In A Small Village In The Mountains Of Hungary, Isolated Both From The World And From The Horrors Of The WarBut One Day In , 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 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 ExclusivePage PS Section With An Author Q, 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 Author 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 The holocaust has always been so heart breaking yet so intriguing to me It s almost like rubber necking You know something horrific is happening that you shouldn t watch it, but you can t help but be drawn to the disaster.This story was soul crushing The description of the camps brought me back to my history classes in middle school This was a beautifully written, devastating story of these brothers, but they pushed on. The Brothers of Auschwitz, a biographical novel, is the most moving and disturbing Holocaust book I ve ever read and there have been quite 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 horrors of it all as experienced by these two brothers who were tak The Brothers of Auschwitz, a biographical novel, is the most moving and disturbing Holocaust book I ve ever read and there have been quite 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 horrors of it all as experienced by these two brothers who were taken at 15 and 16 years old You can t help but feel outrage that human beings were treated in such a brutal and barbaric way We all knew the method at Zeiss The method No food, no water, no place to breathe, no shower, no coat, no medication, just work, work fast, until death comes It takes about three months to come In the meantime they bring a fresh, healthy consignment and the old timers get on a train to the nearest available crematorium Yes Three months was enough for the Germans to turn healthy young men into a pile of disgusting rags.There are aspects of being a concentration camp prisoner that I never even contemplated but are on clear display in this book Yes, it is very difficult to read at times but I feel it is an important book that is worth reading because it brings the experience to life like no other book There is a marked tension throughout the story that had me on the edge of my seat, unable to put this book down.This is a story about family, love, the will to survive and above all else, hope The bond between these two brothers is remarkable and you cannot help but wonder if either would ve made it through without the other It is a miracle that they even found each other and were able to stay together What really makes this story stand out from all the others I ve read is that roughly one third of the way through the book the war ends It s the aftermath that we witness up close and the post traumatic stress that the brothers experience for the rest of their lives Acclimating to civilized life after suffering and struggling to merely survive is no easy task It is impossible for them to escape the images, memories and even the smells Sometimes I have images with sound from life in the camps The images and sounds come like thieves in the day.There are so many things these former prisoners had to learn or relearn not to gulp their food, not to steal food, not to keep food in their pocket or hidden in their bed, to say please and thank you, to wash their hands before a meal, and so muchThere were many newly acquired fears that stuck with them Because they were shuttled in cattle cars from one camp to the next, one brother won t ever get on a train Also feared are hospitals and one brother refuses to ever set foot in one as a result, he won t even go for a much needed cataract surgery One brother confesses that he can t and won t go anywhere near a BBQ Going to a bakery is a very scary proposition because of the ovens Then there are the mental images and sound bytes that assault their senses at any time You may leave the concentration camp but the camp never leaves you I realized that the war had ended in the world but not in people s hearts I knew, the war would never ever leave us Just like putting a boiling iron with a number on the body of a calf The calf grows older, the number remains unchanged.In fact, after the war was over, the brothers discovered there was a new hell Safely ensconced in Israel, they faced humiliation and later felt shame 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 Aah We felt new enemies had risen against us For the Germans we were garbage, in Eretz Israel we were sheep. We should have attacked them We should have caused havoc, stopped those convoys walking and walking to the crematorium as if they were handing out candies on sticks in there They d have fired their rifles, so what, was gas any better At least we d have stopped the pace of death, I think about that and go mad. Before the hunger we could have risen against them The hunger weakened our minds A hungry person can t think about anything, his mind is stupid The Germans took care to make us stupid in the camps, so we wouldn t notice the convoys going to the crematorium, is it any wonder that we were silent People didn t even have the strength to commit suicide The mind needs a lot of strength to think it s better to die.There seems to be some issue with the translation as what s written seems rough around the edges Perhaps it will be improved when published but if it s not, it is still a book that needs to be read.Thank you to Harper Collins UK One More Chapter and NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest opinion and review 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 story.Th 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 story.This book is in three, roughly equal 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 work.Their 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 unremitting.Some 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 Auschwitz.The orchestra.The smell of the crematorium I will leave it to you to discover what their physiological reactions were to the smell during captivity.Forced 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 nothan three months Then in comes the next shipment of labour.The 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 scale.The 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 horrible.The resilience of people who died and survived was remarkable, the recovery period after the war was equally traumatic, many didn t survive and those who did were scarred and damaged physically and psychologically and usually both.The 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 naturally.The questioning by fellow Jews in Israel asking, why didn t you fight back was just too upsetting to put into words How could they fight back Their residual behaviours, such as hiding bread under their pillows, or their pockets, long after the war ended Their lives in captivity endured.Yitzhak 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 interaction.A friend of mine recently asked me, How can you read such a book , I think the question 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 equal measure I cannot recommend this book enough this experience will stay with me for a long time to come.5 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 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 emotions.