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Lily's Promise: How I Survived Auschwitz and Found the Strength to Live

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Her great grandson Dov has helped by publicising her experiences on social media and using Twitter, for example, to identify a particular US soldier who wrote her a message of hope for the future in 1945. Como todos os livros de testemunhos de Auschwitz, para além de carregar os horrores experienciados, também transmite uma enorme mensagem de esperança. It begins with her childhood in Hungary, before she and her family are taken to Auschwitz where her mother and two sisters perish. Utterly compelling, heartbreaking, truthful and yet redemptive, a memoir of the Holocaust, a testimony of irrepressible spirit and an unforgettable family chronicle, written in lucid prose by a truly remarkable woman about her life from Hungary to Auschwitz, Israel to London. Selbst als sie sich mit mehreren Familien eine Wohnung teilen musste und keine Privatsphäre hatte, konnte sie sich nicht vorstellen, dass es noch schlimmer wird.

It’s emotional, it’s narrated in a way it makes the reader feel like we’re next to Lily having a conversation and listening to her experiences. V krutých podmienkach Osvienčimu si Lily dala sľub, že ak prežije, zasvätí zvyšok svojho života tomu, aby sa svet dozvedel, čo sa stalo počas holokaustu.

The beauty and optimism of Lily’s words are a light in a world that needs to hear her story now more than ever. It wasn’t easy; the pain of her past was always with her, but this extraordinary woman found the strength to speak out in the hope that such evil would never happen again. As the allies advanced into German territory in early 1945, Lily and her group were sent on one of the notorious death marches across the territory ahead of the advancing liberators, before they were eventually saved by stumbling across some American soldiers.

So many people died because they were different than those who thought of themselves as the master race. Keď sa potom jej pravnuk Dov Forman rozhodol využiť sociálne médiá, aby vystopoval rodinu tohto vojaka, deväťdesiatšesťročná Lily sa odrazu ocitla na titulkách po celom svete. Lily Ebert lives in London near her large and loving family, which includes thirty-four great-grandchildren. Ela fez uma promessa ainda no campo de concentração, disse que iria contar a todos o que se passava lá. I needed to read this book, but I did expect it to be a little less refined in writing due to the TikTok aspect.

And when her great-grandson, Dov, decided to use social media to track down the family of the GI, 96-year-old Lily found herself making headlines round the world. Lily’s Promise – named just that because Lily herself made a promise to herself in the depths of Auschwitz – should she survive she would live her life and dedicate her life ensuring the world knew exactly what happened during the holocaust. It has a clarity and honesty that renders the reader painfully connected to the narrative and to Lily herself. As more time passes and more survivors die, the horrors of Auschwitz seem to fade into the problems of today's history.

For people who read an Holocaust Survivor story for the first time, i hope it will give you the will to read other story like hers, they did go through almost the same thing but they don't remember it the same way and most of all, they don't describe it the same way.The accuracy of dates and facts in her book about her time in the Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau contributes to the chorus of voices thanks to which we can get closer to the human experience in a world of utter dehumanisation. The incredibly moving and powerful memoir of an Auschwitz survivor who made headlines around the world. Lily lost so much, but she built a new life for herself and her family, first in Israel and then in London. Lily, having gone through so much, radiates strength and wisdom and both she and Dov warmed my heart. všetkému boli ľudia vystavení, ako neľudsky sa s nimi zaobchádzalo a tiež ako dokázali prežiť, hoci si dnes ani nevieme predstaviť ich utrpenie a bolesť.

That word doesn’t seem at all big enough to contain the intolerance, hate, violence, and despair these people of all ages suffered for so many years. And having somehow survived, the difficulties of beginning new lives, finding safe places, overcoming haunting memories, and even still finding the strength to share their stories with us. Life continued largely as normal for the family, until the death of the father from natural causes in 1942.The true memoir of Lily's moving journey from Hungary to Auschwitz, Israel to London should be read to understand the full horrors of the time.

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