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

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

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

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A heart-wrenching and ultimately life-affirming Holocaust survivor story that demonstrates the power of love to see us through the darkest of times. 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.

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. I saw Lily Ebert and her great grandson, Dov Forman, on The View around the time this book was published. 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.

Though Lily saw and experienced inhumanity at its lowest ebb, her reaction was not one of bitterness or cynicism, but of hope and compassion.

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. 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. I needed to read this book, but I did expect it to be a little less refined in writing due to the TikTok aspect. Despite the horrors she experienced (she witnessed Mengele steer her mother and young siblings to the “other side”), her message is a positive one: “If you could help someone else when they were at their lowest…this kept you alive too.Das Leben kurz nach dem KZ, wo niemand glauben wollte, was damals passiert ist und sie als Lügnerin betitelt wurde. Every Holocaust survivor’s story I read adds a new perspective on the unimaginable suffering they went through. For our generation, we can hope for a utopian future - a world in which we learn from atrocities, where hatred and racism no longer exist. Príbeh sa rýchlo stal virálnym a Lily mala dokonca možnosť porozprávať sa s vojakovou rodinou cez Zoom.

It opens with Lily’s ordinary life in 1920s Hungary, before moving on to the growing threat from Nazi Germany, having to leave her home, life in the camps and, eventually, liberation by the US forces. Prince Charles of Wales read a hard to understand introduction (more than likely read from a portable sound system) but I bow to him for letting the world know of his involvement in the holocaust project in his country albeit what is that 65 years later? A Jewish-American soldier is one of her liberators, and he gives her a dollar bill on which he had written, “Good luck and happiness. 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. All the horror that happened to Lily and her family and so many others could not be imagined by those who have not been there but we shall never forget…My own experience of those shocking happenings was a photo in a local german paper 10 years ago.The backstory is a friend told me this book existed, but it wasn't being sold in the United States yet.



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