Cilka's journey

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Matthews, Owen, writer of afterword.
London : Zaffre, 2019.
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401 pages ; 24 cm


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Includes a note from the author and additional information about Cecilia "Cilka" Klein.
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Afterword by Owen Matthews.
Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. 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 for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka's journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit -- and the will we have to survive.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Morris, H., & Matthews, O. (2019). Cilka's journey. London: Zaffre.

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Morris, Heather and Owen, Matthews. 2019. Cilka's Journey. London: Zaffre.

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Morris, Heather and Owen, Matthews, Cilka's Journey. London: Zaffre, 2019.

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Morris, Heather, and Owen Matthews. Cilka's Journey. London: Zaffre, 2019. Print.

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