Cilka's Journey

Cilka's Journey

Hardback Published on: 01/10/2019
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Cilka's Journey
A Story of Hope
Just like ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’, this novel is a story of hope in the most harrowing of circumstances. Heather Morris has brought us another dramati... READ MORE
Hebe at Fareham


This is a standard edition, a signed edition is available here.  Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. 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. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met.' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • Publisher: Zaffre
  • ISBN: 9781785769047
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 645g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm

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Cilka's Journey
Another fascinating read from Heather Morris
A poignant accompaniment to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Cilka’s Journey dramatises the life of Cilka Klein, described by Lale Sokolov, the tattooist of Aus... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
Cilka's Journey
Need to read about the Gulags
Great follow up from the Tattooist. Can’t believe the extent of the Gulags and the conditions. Really great read, loved the prologue
Cilka's Journey
Very Good
Kady Byrne
Cilka's Journey
One of my new all-time favourite books!
Thank you to Zaffre Books for sending me a review copy of Cilka's Journey. This is one of my new all-time favourite books and is a must buy for anyone who ... READ MORE
Daniel Moran
Cilka's Journey
An Extraordinarily Brave Lady.
A wonderfully written book taking us on from “The Tatooist of Auchwitz”. Cilka’s Journey was a heartbreaking sequel to that. As sad as it was, I couldn’t ... READ MORE
Marion Lander