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Read this Remarkable Story of Human Spirit!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz (Paperback)
This is a highly spiritual story, saying that even through the worst of times, when all else is gone, the presence of love gives us hope and hope gives us strength. It is the remarkable story of a woman who has dealt with the worst, and yet we can relate to her story because she is so straightforward and very much like us. Throughout, Rena shows how all external complications of civilized life are stripped away and survival is nourished by any hint of a human soul. Humanity can be found in varying degrees and transcends rank, power and "race". An offering of a fellow prisoner's bread lends the will to go on, and the love for her sister lends her the strength to survive over three years within a system geared toward mass killing. Yet, Rena always keeps in mind the element of chance and the memory of those who were not so lucky. This is the female version of "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich".