Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri

I knew this was going to be a hard book. The subject is an unthinkable one, and it’s even harder to realize this actually happened to the author. It was written well for it’s intended audience, providing just enough information to tell her story, and yet not writing it in such a way that the children for which it’s intended wouldn’t be able to read it.

It’s the story of Eva Mozes Kor and her twin sister and how they survived being experiments for Mengele. They made it through the first “sorting” and would learn later the rest of their family had been killed. They were given, essentially, a “privileged” sort of life in the camp because nothing could happen to the twins that Mengele used, except whatever he would do to them himself.

It was an interesting and well written story, and Kor deserves much praise for being able to write about her experience.

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