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✓ The Brothers of Auschwitz Á Download by ✓ Malka Adler 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.
This book is so moving It is harrowing and stunning, really well written and heartbreakingly raw The author writes this book with such compassion but take you into the pages of the book with an unflinching rawful truthfulness I can t fathom what these people went through It should never have ever been able to happen and i am so sorry to each and everyone of the people who have been hurt by these awful historical events.
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.
The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler is an emotional roller coaster I have read dozens of books similar to this one, but none has ever made me feel the way this one did The writing was so descriptive, it was almost like reading a stream of consciousness where you are sitting across from Dov or Yitzak and they are just letting their stories come out Even though the brothers are fictional characters, the events they lived through and the experiences they had were very real for millions of The Brothers of Auschwitz by Malka Adler is an emotional roller coaster I have read dozens of books similar to this one, but none has ever made me feel the way this one did The writing was so descriptive, it was almost like reading a stream of consciousness where you are sitting across from Dov or Yitzak and they are just letting their stories come out Even though the brothers are fictional characters, the events they lived through and the experiences they had were very real for millions of people, and they became very real to me as well This book does not hold anything back and it is really hard to read at times The author has an amazing talent for painting a picture of the camps that you can t help but feel the raw tangles of emotion, terror, helplessnessand courage that the real victims must have felt Unlike most books that deal with this subject, this book did not end when the camps were liberated instead the author described the lingering PTSD effects on the characters after they were safe I think this is an important aspect that is missing from many similar books the horrors did not end for the victims just because the war ended This book should be required reading in history class Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it and I fear that the real horrors of this period of history are being whitewashed and trivialized Thank you so much to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for the privilege of reading an advanced copy of this important book Review for The brothers of Aushcwitz by Malka AdlerRead and reviewed via NetGalleyMy 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 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 Auschw Review for The brothers of Aushcwitz by Malka AdlerRead and reviewed via NetGalleyMy 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 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 Auschwitz.
Six 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 forgotten.
Malka Adler s extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to.
This is the harrowing and brutal story of 2 brothers during the Holocaust I agreed to review this book in exchange for an honest review which is what I will do Due to the way the book was written and the fact that it had been translated I did struggle for quite a long time to actually get into it There were a few sentences that I just skipped completely due to it being in another language and with no translation put in, there wasn t a huge amount but enough to find it quite annoying that I didn t understand what was being said I enjoyed the fact that there is a chapter towards the end from another person s perspective, I will not say who from as it will spoil it a bit for those who wish to read the book I have read many true accounts from Jews and others during the holocaust and found this one of the hardest to read However, onto the positives As previously stated there was a chapter that I found a nice extra and I enjoyed the fact that the book told of their lives before and after the war without going into too much detail I would still recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about survivors of the Holocaust The book was very descriptive in several places and the author doesn t sugar coat events which I am grateful for as people should read the naked truth, as brutal as it is, because the survivors deserve people to know the reality of life in the camps There are several people in the book who went out of their way to help as much as they could and it would be nice to know what became of them but as in every true story, life doesn t always give answers.
I was undecided on what to actually rate this book as it was difficult to read due to how it was written which was the biggest reason for my eventual decision of 3 5 stars which I rated it on Goodreads andNetGalley BrothersOfAuschwitz



First and foremost, please let me start by saying this book took me longer to read than most It s quite emotional and I had to take breaks every so often because I needed to process what I was reading This book is also very graphic, as it should be It definitely paints a vivid picture of what life was life for these characters before, during and after the war I originally was going to give The Brothers of Auschwitz 4 s because I didn t like the way the story itself was cut into at random First and foremost, please let me start by saying this book took me longer to read than most It s quite emotional and I had to take breaks every so often because I needed to process what I was reading This book is also very graphic, as it should be It definitely paints a vivid picture of what life was life for these characters before, during and after the war I originally was going to give The Brothers of Auschwitz 4 s because I didn t like the way the story itself was cut into at random times by the person to whom the story is being told And then, I read the authors notes and that changed my thinking I CANNOT stress enough how important reading the authors notes is when it comes to historical fiction In most cases, it lays the foundation for the story that you are reading It gives you insight into how the author pieced the story together and what research and traveling they did to accomplish their goal The Brothers Auschwitz is a fictional story based on the very real Dov and Yitzhak From their days as teenagers in a small Hungarian village with their parents, brother and sister, to their deportation to Auschwitz, their time in the camps and their life after I don t have to go into great detail about what things were like for them in the camps except to say it was hell on earth But together, the brothers managed to take one day at a time, one piece of bread at a time and love to see liberation They lost so much during the war but were stunned to find out that their sister survived as well.
The strength and resilience of these three amazing people got them through the toughest of times but as most Holocaust survivors arethey are scarred beyond belief by their experiences and again as many survivors dothey refused to talk about life in the camps At advanced ages, this changed and their story comes spilling out As with so many stories, the life in the camps is horrendous but what got to me the most is what life was like just after liberation and the first few years following It s a vantage point of WWII that you don t come across every day Yes you hear about the survivors that immigrate and begin new lives but what about the ones that don t Getting their physical and mental health back took years for some survivors The PTSD that these people endured and some still do is unreal The need to keep their freezers stocked with breadjust in case A fear of trains Fire It s intense This book painted such a vivid picture for me and once I finishedI was numb for a bit So in honor of all survivors, I encourage you to read this book read it with an open mind and heart Take breaks when you need to Think about how it relates to the world today The Brothers of Auschwitz begins with the line In the darkest part of the sky The light breaks through.
Read this and remember to always find the light I have read quite a few books fiction and non fiction on Auschwitz and this is book is amongst the best that i have read Three years ago, i visited Auschwitz Birkenau, which was an experience that i will never forget I have also seen volumes of books whilst in Germany of all those who died in prisoner of war camps It doesn t even bear thinking about It makes you wonder how many families were just like Dov and Yitzhak and managed to survive against all the odds This was a very moving sto I have read quite a few books fiction and non fiction on Auschwitz and this is book is amongst the best that i have read Three years ago, i visited Auschwitz Birkenau, which was an experience that i will never forget I have also seen volumes of books whilst in Germany of all those who died in prisoner of war camps It doesn t even bear thinking about It makes you wonder how many families were just like Dov and Yitzhak and managed to survive against all the odds This was a very moving story and one that i highly recommend A well deserved 5 stars.
My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review, which i have voluntarily given This book was amazing It is all about two brothers who when the Nazis take over are separated from their family and places on their own in a concentration camp The story from then on goes to talk about all the terrible things that the boys had to go through and how they had to lean on each other because they had no one else to lean on when they were in hell What I liked was each chapter was told through the different brother s point of view so it gaveinsight and it allowed the reader to This book was amazing It is all about two brothers who when the Nazis take over are separated from their family and places on their own in a concentration camp The story from then on goes to talk about all the terrible things that the boys had to go through and how they had to lean on each other because they had no one else to lean on when they were in hell What I liked was each chapter was told through the different brother s point of view so it gaveinsight and it allowed the reader to see every part of the story and get the characters internal feelings that they couldn t share out loud While this book is fictional the horrific events that took place during that terrible time in history are real and the brothers themselves are based on real people This made the story very interesting and sad It really brings out a person s humanity and humility to read about this subject I feel Upon reading this book I found out that the story while most of it was fiction, however the brothers were based on two actual victims of the Holocaust as well as her father s experiences This is a book that everyone must read regardless of its sad subject Very sad read but I m very glad that I got the chance to check it out 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 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