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Elli: Coming of Age in the Holocaust Paperback – 21 Nov 1984
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From her small, sunny hometown between the beautiful Carpathian Mountains and the blue Danube River, Elli Friedmann was taken – at a time when most girls are growing up, having boyfriends and embarking upon the adventure of life – and thrown into the murderous hell of Hitler's Final Solution.
When Elli emerged from Auschwitz and Dachau just over a year later, she was fourteen. She looked like a sixty year old.
This account of horrifyingly brutal inhumanity – and dogged survival – is Elli's true story.
"How can one critic tell you that amidst the glut of books being produced these days, amidst the wave of books by Holocaust survivors, there is one book, this one, which overshadows all but a few."
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"Breathtaking lucidity… 'Elli' is destined to join the classics of Holocaust literature."
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Elli was thirteen when she, her parents and brother are sent to Aushwitz from her village on the River Danube. She is soon separated from her father and brother. Will she ever see either again? Elli, and her mother, are spared selection for the gas chamber because of Elli's good looks. Instead, Elli and her mother must survive the unimaginable horror of the camp.
Yes, Elli's memoir is harrowing and difficult to read in places. But this is not just a book about man's inhumanity to man. This is a story about love and courage in adversity. Elli's story is that of a mother and daughter's relationship under extreme duress.
It is well-written too with some sparkling prose. Elli was a budding writer before the war and even keeps up the spirits of her fellow transportees with her poetry.
Man's-inhumanity-to-man...or, in both these books, '...inhumanity-to-women', is shockingly evident throughout the pages of both stories. But so too is an indomitable will to survive...virtually at any cost. Read it and weep...literally and metaphorically.
author writes in such a way it pulls at your heart
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