Cilka's Journey




      Cilka's Journey
From the author of the multi million copy bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, comes the new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience 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. Free Read Cilka's Journey [ author ] Heather Morris [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

I am a Native of New Zealand now resident in Australia, working in a large public hospital in Melbourne For several years I studied and wrote screenplays, one of which was optioned by an academy award winning Screenwriter in the U.S In 2003, I was introduced to an elderly gentleman who might just have a story worth telling The day I met Lale Sokolov changed my life, as our friendship grew and he embarked on a journey of self scrutiny, entrusting the inner most details of his life during the Holocaust I originally wrote Lale s story as a screenplay which ranked high in international competitions before reshaping it into my debut novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.


      Cilka's Journey
 By Heather   Morris IBN : 1250265703 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Cilka's Journey
  • Heather Morris
  • 15 August 2017
  • 1250265703

10 thoughts on “ Cilka's Journey

  1. Angela M says:

    I loved The Tattooist of Auschwitz After I read the book I read that there were questions concerning the veracity of this book I did not read this as a work of nonfiction, but rather a work of fiction based on real events I certainly get that there may be inaccuracies, but the spirit of the novel worked for me A message that must be conveyed the importance of never forgetting the horrific things that happened Things that we have to be reminded of...

  2. Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* says:

    The Year is 1942 and Cilka is only sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp She was a beautiful girl She was raped and sexually abused by two S.S Officers She does whatever she has to do, to stay alive and survive Then she is free from the concentration camps but then she is condemned She is charged with sleeping with the enemy and is...

  3. Kylie D says:

    A wonderful book about one woman s amazing tale, Cilka s Journey is a book where you struggle to come to terms with man s inhumanity to man I mean, how much can one woman go through in one lifetime Based on the true story of Cecilia Klein, first incarcerated in Auschwitz Birkenau extermination camp, when the camp is finally freed by the allies she finds herself arrested for collaboration with the Nazis, and sent to a Soviet gulag above the Arctic Circle.Cilka was obviously an extraordinary you A wonderful book about one woman s amazing tale, Cilka s Journey is a book where you struggle to come to terms with man s inhumanity to man I mean, how much can one woman go through in one lifetime Based on the true story of Cecilia Klein, first incarcerated in Auschwitz Birkenau extermination camp, when the camp is finally freed by the allies she finds herself arrested for col...

  4. Cheri says:

    Memories of her old life have faded, become blurred At some point it became too painful to remember that life with her family, in Bardejov, existed When faced with the choice between blind obedience to those in charge or death, Cilka chooses life, but never really fully commits to either choice, as physically, emotionally and mentally drained as she is Still, there is something inside her that fights to live even when she seems to have nothing left to giveThe rules change day to day heMemories of her old life have faded, become blurred At some point it became too painful to remember that life with her family, in Bardejov, existed When faced with the choice between blind obedience to those in charge or death, Cilka chooses life, but never really fully commits to either choice, as physically, emotionally and mentally drained as she is Still, there is something inside her that fights to live even when she seems to have nothing left to giveThe rules change day to day here, she thinks And though this camp has a different purpose to get them to work for Russia, rather than killing them for being Jewish in these conditions, and with constant rape, always the threat of violence and the hole, Cilka can see that she has gone from one cruel, inhuman place to another Still a teenager when she was taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where she was first used as a tool ...

  5. Paige says:

    The Tattooist of Auschwitz 2 Having survived being the enslaved mistress of a powerful Nazi leader at Auschwitz, the story begins with Cilka charged as a collaborator, loaded on a train with other women, and taken to the now notorious Vorkuta Gulag in 1945 After arriving at the work camp, her and the other women in her hut battle for trust, hope, and forgiveness She finds herself, yet again, in a position where survival trumps ethics Cilka grasps for a greater purpose after leaving The Tattooist of Auschwitz 2 Having survived being the enslaved mistress of a powerful Nazi leader at Auschwitz, the story begins with Cilka charged as a collaborator, loaded on a train with other women, and taken to the now notorious Vorkuta Gulag in 1945 After arriving at the work camp, her and the other women in her hut battle for trust, hope, and forgiveness She finds herself, yet again, in a position where survival trumps ethics Ci...

  6. Elyse Walters says:

    There was such inhuman, unimaginable misery, such a terrible disaster, that it began to seem almost abstract, it would not fit with in the downs of consciousness.Cilka had two choices death or do as she was told Cilka was convicted of working with the enemy, as a prostitute and additionally as a spy She was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor There is no question of how well written, researched, captivating, brutal, devastating and emotionally GUT WRENCHING the history and storytelling is There was such inhuman, unimaginable misery, such a terrible disaster, that it began to seem almost abstract, it would not fit with in the downs of consciousness.Cilka had two choices death or do as she was told Cilka was convicted of working with the enemy, as a prostitute and additionally as a spy She was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor There is no question of how well written, researched, captivating, brutal, devastating and emotionally GUT WRENCHING the history and storytelling is Heather Morris outdid herself This is a phenomenal novel of the HORRORS of warThe...

  7. Katie B says:

    4.5 starsI m one of the few people who hasn t read the author s previous historical fiction book, The Tattooist of Auschwitz I will eventually go back and read that one because I thought the author did an incredible job with Cilka s Journey While this book features a character from the other novel, this one can easily be read as a standalone Cilka was just sixteen years old when she was taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp She does what she can to survive and in 1945 the camp is li 4.5 starsI m one of the few people who hasn t read the author s previous historical fiction book, The Tattooist of Auschwitz I will eventually go back and read that one because I thought the author did an incredible job with Cilka s Journey While this book features a character from the other novel, this one can easily be read as a standalone Cilka was just sixteen yea...

  8. Holly B says:

    The sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz This is the story of Cilka, which is based on the real life of Cec lia Kov ov She was a 16 year old character from book 1 The Tattooist of Auschwitz She was a forced sex slave of a Nazi SS commandant.I read this one as a fictional story as I m not sure which parts are factual Either way, her story is gripping, compelling and utterly heartbreaking I loved Cilka s strength and courage Every day was a struggle with new obstacles and little ho...

  9. Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews) says:

    At only 16 years old, Cilka Klein was taken to Auschwitz Birkenau Concentration Camp, where she clung to life for three years Cilka s beauty and distinctive hair catch the eye of a senior officer, Commander Schwarzhuber As a child, she becomes a pawn to powerful men and realizes her only chance of survival is to do as she s...

  10. Liz says:

    The premise of this book is designed to shock Cilka is sent to Birkenau in 1942 At sixteen years old, she is forced to become a sex slave of the Commandant She also is put in charge of the barracks housing the women going to the gas chambers When the Russians liberated the camp, she is charged as a collaborator for working with and sleeping with the enemy and sentenced to a labor camp in Siberia for fifteen years.The story alternates between Cilka s time in Siberia and her time back in Birke The premise of this book is designed to shock Cilka is sent to Birkenau in 1942 At sixteen years old, she is forced to become a sex slave of the Commandant She also is put in charge of the barracks housing the women going to the gas chambers When the Russians liberated the camp, she is charged as a ...

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