To Life by Marsha Casper Cook.
A Young Holocaust Survivor’s Journey to Freedom.
This compelling Holocaust memoir is about Sala Lewis and her love of family.
Ten year old Sala Lewis had been out with friends and came home to find the apartment where she lived locked. The Nazis had taken her family and she was left to wander the streets of Poland alone. In an instant, she had gone from having everything to having nothing — no family, no clothes, no food, and at that moment in time, no future. Because she was strong willed and confident, she was able to make her way to find her sister, Dora, who had been taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Because Dora was older and knew what had to be done to stay alive in the concentration camp, she helped Sala adjust to following orders and the vigorous work required there. Dora had raised herself to a level where she oversaw three hundred young women. If everyone did as she said, the sisters remained safe. If the women misbehaved or tried to escape, Sala would be killed.
As they lived through these hardships, their sisterly bond grew stronger than it had ever been. Even after their liberation from the camp, their love and commitment to each other continued throughout their lives.
Sala and Dora had a strong belief in the American dream and the land of opportunity, and eventually made it to America. The proudest day of their lives was when they became United States citizens.
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Review by Gigi l. Levy-Stein: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Compelling! Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2022. Verified Purchase. Wonderful author who writes from the heart.
Review by Pamarella: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. TO LIFE!! Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2013. Verified Purchase. I very much enjoyed this book, as I do all Holocaust publishing. This one is very different as our leading lady wanted to be a famous entertainer. She was love able and had so much drive and energy. She succeeded in finding a happy life after the terrible years of suffering under the Nazis. It is a very good book. Well written. I especially loved the devotion of her sister, who was a wonderful person!
Review by Kindle Customer: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Sad Journey. Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2019. Verified Purchase. This is a story of courage and grace. The author has told the story gently and with a path easy to follow and understand.
G. Barker: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Riveting. Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2018. Verified Purchase. One has to marvel at the human spirit. Riveting, sad, as well as inspiring. An easy read, and so inspiring.
Hardcover: 142 Pages
Publisher: Fideli Publishing Inc. (November 24, 2018)
History: Civil & Human Rights
History: Holocaust History
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About Marsha Casper Cook: Chicago author Marsha Casper Cook has more than 20 years of experience in the writing industry. She writes stories about family relationships and multi- generational characters that remind her readers how much family matters. She uses her love of family to bring her characters to life. Her books are translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, and Japanese and can be found on Amazon
She also writes steamy romance with strong characters and has a lot of fun bringing them to life. At the beginning of her writing career, she wrote children’s stories that both kids, parents and grandparents enjoy immensely and from time to time considers writing a few more. That stems from her earlier professional life in the pediatric medical field.
She is also the founder and Producer of Michigan Avenue Media podcasts on Blog talk radio for over twelve years. Her shows are about writing, what’s new in the entertainment field, health issues and current topics.
Marsha’s latest accomplishment is being a contributor to a wonderful International Magazine, EYS, where she does interviews about authors and timely stories about life.
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