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Cilka’s Journey

By Heather Morris

The sequel to the International Number One Bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience.

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Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 01/10/2019
ISBN number: 9781785769047
Price: £11.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 448 pages

Cilka’s Journey

By Heather Morris

Details

Audience: Adult fiction
Publish date: 01/10/2019
ISBN number: 9781785769047
Price: £11.99
Imprint: Zaffre
Length: 448 pages

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The sequel to the International Number One Bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience.

Although the subject matter is dark, this is an inspiring and ultimately uplifting story of strength and survival.
Good Housekeeping
This deeply moving follow-up will touch the stoniest of hearts.
Sunday Post
A heartbreaking tale of strength in the face of unimaginable challenges
Woman's Weekly

Her beauty saved her life – and condemned her.

In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.

After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to a desolate, brutal prison camp in Siberia known as Vorkuta, inside the Arctic Circle.

Innocent, imprisoned once again, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, each day a battle for survival. Cilka befriends a woman doctor, and learns to nurse the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under unimaginable conditions. And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love.

Based on what is known of Cilka Klein’s time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka’s Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz. A powerful testament to the triumph of the human will, this novel will move you to tears, but it will also leave you astonished and uplifted by one woman’s fierce determination to survive, against all odds.

‘She was the bravest person I ever met’
Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Authors

Heather Morris

Born in New Zealand, Heather Morris is passionate about stories of survival, resilience and hope. In 2003, while working in a large public hospital in Melbourne, Heather was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Lale’s story formed the basis for The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the follow-up novel, Cilka’s Journey. In 2021 she published the phenomenal conclusion to the Tattooist trilogy, Three Sisters, after being asked to tell the story of three Holocaust survivors who knew Lale from their time in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Together, her novels have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Her exceptional new novel, Sisters Under the Rising Sun, will be published in 2023 bringing another heart-wrenching true story to life with experiences of women in Japanese POW camps, and how they found bravery in sisterhood and hope to survive in music.