Cilka's Journey
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Cilka's Journey : The sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is the sequel to the internationally No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

'She was the bravest person I ever met'
Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. 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 by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle.

Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love.

Cilka's Journey is a powerful testament to the triumph of the human will. It will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds.

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Heather Morris is on tour in the UK this autumn - for details see @ZaffreBooks on Twitter
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 39mm | 645g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785769049
  • 9781785769047
  • 31

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a sincere...moving attempt to speak the unspeakable * The Sunday Times on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * What an extraordinary and important book this is. We need as many memories of the Holocaust as we can retain, and this is a moving and ultimately uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war. I'm so glad Lale and Gita were eventually able to live long and happy lives together, and thankful that Heather Morris was moved to record their incredible story. It's a triumph * Jill Mansell on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * Extraordinary - moving, confronting and uplifting . . . a story about the extremes of human behaviour: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I recommend it unreservedly * Graeme Simsion on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * a touching and redemptive tale of love and selflessness * Times Literary Supplement on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * A moment of pure humanity amid unthinkable atrocity * The Independent on The Tattooist of Auschwitz * Although the subject matter is dark, this is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting story of strength and survivial * Good Housekeeping * This deeply moving follow-up will touch the stoniest of hearts * Sunday Post * A heartbreaking tale of strength in the face of unimaginable challenges * Woman's Weekly * A tale of hardship, survival- and, most importantly, never forgetting * INewspaper * Cilka's extraordinary courage in the face of evil and her determination to survive against the odds will stay with you long after you've finished reading this heartrending book * Sunday Express * It will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman's fierce determination to survive, against all odds. * The Week * her courage and determination to survive makes for a heartrending read * Daily Mirror * Must read * Daily Express *
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About Heather Morris

Heather Morris is an international number one bestselling author, who is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who 'might just have a story worth telling'. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Heather originally wrote Lale's story as a screenplay - which ranked high in international competitions - before reshaping it into her debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Her second novel, Cilka's Journey, is a follow up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
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