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Summary

The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins.

In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz.

Within 30 minutes, they were separated. Her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers while Eva and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man who became known as the Angel of Death: Dr Josef Mengele. They were 10 years old.

While twins at Auschwitz were granted the 'privileges' of keeping their own clothes and hair, they were also subjected to Mengele's sadistic medical experiments. They were forced to fight daily for their own survival, and many died as a result of the experiments, or from the disease and hunger rife in the concentration camp. 

In a narrative told simply, with emotion and astonishing restraint, The Twins of Auschwitz shares the inspirational story of a child's endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil. 

Also included is an epilogue on Eva's incredible recovery and her remarkable decision to publicly forgive the Nazis. Through her museum and her lectures, she dedicated her life to giving testimony on the Holocaust, providing a message of hope for people who have suffered and worked toward goals of forgiveness, peace and the elimination of hatred and prejudice in the world. 

All images from the book are included in the accompanying PDF. 

This audiobook was recorded remotely in June 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Lisa Rojany Buccieri, Eva Mozes Kor (P)2020 Octopus Publishing Group

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Inspiring

Eva Mozes Kor went through an horrific experience in her childhood but her vision and act of forgiveness is inspiring and humbling. She was a true peacemaker and this book is very uplifting despite the horror that it also contains.

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Couldn't put it down!

Every child and adult should be asked to read this book to remind them of the horrors that existed and unfortunately to some degree still exist in our world.

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Should be read alongside Anne Frank's diary

Perfect narration made this easy to listen to. I wanted to listen to a novel and hadn't quite realised what this is, but I'm so grateful I heard it. Survivors often can't go into a lot of detail or allow their emotions to show, but wow this lady was strong. Both she and the narrator made this short book easy to listen to, whilst still letting the horror come through. This is written at a level that could accompany Anne Frank's diary when read at school. Teenagers should be encouraged to understand the horrors of the holocaust, and be prepared for an adulthood of recognising and standing against atrocities in the world we are facing now.

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What a story.

I have listened to quite a few holocaust stories now and am starting to hear the overlaps in the stories, things that happened and how it was experienced by different people. This, a child’s perspective is rare of course because on the whole children did not survive. No matter how many I hear I still continue to be shocked at the dehumanising treatment that people can inflict on others. Nazis convinced themselves that Jewish people were sub human but yet experimented on them to learn about how humans react to things? I will never understand

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We need to know

To know the story is important for understanding history and it's affects, to try and not let it happen again...the courage and determination to survive against daily horror.....to write what she lived through is an eye opener for all of us born after the war, we need to know.

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Beautiful story of a girl who survived against all odds. I will listen again

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really good read. very moving

I had trouble getting into it, but once in could not put it down

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An amazing story from start to finish!!! Really really enjoyed listening to Eva’s story despite how awful her childhood was, she overcame all of that and lived life to her fullest till her last breath

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loved my 1st audio book.

loved it! such a personal journey tand experience that was shared, but I enjoyed listening to it. I struggle to read book and thought I would give an audio book a try. Glad I did and I really enjoyed this book.

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A true insight to how it really was in Auschwitz.

very, very good book. I will listen over and over again. A true insight into the horrors in Auschwitz.