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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McNidder & Grace (6 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857160443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857160447
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Zdenka Fantlová and her story made a lasting impression. She survived six concentration camps, endured horrors the like of which most of us can't begin to comprehend, yet never lost the will to live or her optimism for a better future. During her time in the camps she kept a little tin ring, made for her by her boyfriend. She risked her life to keep this humble object that meant so much to her. Her boyfriend did not survive the camps. But Zdenka's love for him and the tin ring did. --Fiona Bruce, BBC's Antiques Roadshow

An Incredible Story. --BBC news

This book is unique in many ways. Not only is it an autobiographical narrative of exceptional quality and sensitivity, not only does it relate events and experiences of an extraordinary life full of suffering, passion and resilience, not only does the author emerge as a most remarkable human being brimming with compassion, curiosity and zest for life but, above all, this book, in a most subtle way, is also highly original in its approach and this deserves to be acknowledged, appreciated, welcomed and applauded. Above all, this book is an extremely rare testimony of defiance against brutalisation and humiliation, it is a humble expression of the power of endurance and love, it is written with sincerity and sensitivity and it is a book that makes us think and question life and human relationships in surprisingly refreshing ways. --Renos K. Papadopoulos, Professor and Director of the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees, University of Essex

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Now 92, Zdenka Fantlová is one of the few living eye-witnesses to the horror of the Holocaust, to which she lost her entire family. For as long as she lives Zdenka is determined to tell her inspiring story of great love, one as uplifting as it is harrowing, to as many people as possible. Zdenka still keeps the tin ring, the symbol of Arno's love, close to her to this day.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By N. Thompson on 5 Mar 2010
Format: Hardcover
The first surprise about this book is that it is, considering the subject matter, an easy read. That is not to say it is not incredibly moving - it is - just that you can easily become engrossed and pulled along at speed through the story.
In some respects it is the almost matter-of-fact way some events are related that make them even more harrowing; you get a sense of the unreal nature of the lives of those concerned.
In The Tin Ring you see the life of a normal girl transformed into something that just cannot be comprehended, yet throughout the book there is a sense of dignity and strength.
A painful story told with grace and clarity. A really great read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martyn on 15 Jun 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Tin Ring is a beautiful, yet harrowing read; but it's a book I guarantee that anyone would struggle to put down, and can be read in one sitting.
The horrific conditions of the death camps of Belsen and their ilk have been numerously accounted for, but the true feeling of lost-love, struggle and hardship--unimaginable to most--has been captured in this truly heart-felt book.
The Tin Ring represents Fantlova's courage and love for two men: both she lost, but, neither ever forgotten. I sincerely hope that she finds her saviour with the publication of this tender and brilliant book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Stafford on 10 Mar 2010
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The Tin Ring keeps you hooked from the start through the perfect pacing and incredible story of human endurance and willpower. It is hard to comprehend how Zdenka and others survived such horrors brought upon them. A moving read and I hope Zdenka finds the British soldier or his family to thank them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jd21 on 11 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Zdenka Fantlova's account of her experiences following the German occupation of Czechoslovakia is a harrowing, unforgettable portrayal of the nature of human spirit.
Combining love story, historical account and the horrors of the Holocaust The Tin Ring reads beautifully and addictively. The text is split into many sections, creating a reading experience which can be fitted into anyone's hectic life, yet I managed to read it in a single sitting!
A refreshing tale and reminder of the horrors of this part of human history. Pick it up now.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Bruce on 19 Jun 2012
Format: Hardcover
I found The Tin Ring, an extremely moving memoir of Zdenka's survival through six extermination camps and horrors most us will never be able to comprehend, to be truly inspiring.

It is the story of how one woman's love for her boyfriend Arno gave her the will and strength to survive the Holocaust. The symbol of her love was an insignificant little tin ring that he made for her. She kept this tin ring with her throughout the camps even though she risked her life by doing so. As she was being driven by ambulance away from the hell that was Bergen Belsen by the British officer who saved her life she still had the fragile tin ring on a piece of string under the sheet in which she had been wrapped. Though Zdenka survived Arno did not. Zdenka still keeps the tin ring close to her every day.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Dokoupilova on 3 Mar 2010
Format: Hardcover
Absolutely loved it. Managed to read the whole book within a few hours. Increadible story, admire Zdenka's strong will.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By skiddly on 25 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
We dont really appreciate how lucky we are these days, despite ongoing wars in Afghanistan etc etc. Whenn you read the heartbreaking times the Jews had to endure at the hands of the nazis and the horible way they were killed.This book is one of many that serve to remind us of times gone by that should never have been allowed to happen.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jim Morrison on 18 May 2010
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An amazing story of unimaginable courage told with great ensitivity and with no evidence of bitterness at her treatment or malice against the perpetrators. Very worth while read. Dr Jim Morrison
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