Cilka's Journey by Heather Morris
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The sequel to the Heather Morris' bestseller, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience.
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.
But 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.