The Promise

The Promise

A Story of Two Sisters, Prisoners in A Nazi Concentration Camp

Book - 2018
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"A true story about two brave sisters whose promise to "always, stay together" helped them survive Auschwitz. The night that Rachel and Toby's parents are taken away by the Nazis, they give their young daughters three gold coins with the instructions to "use these wisely to help save your lives." They also ask the girls to promise that they will always stay together. This compelling true story follows the sisters as they confront the daily horrors of Auschwitz, protecting one another, sharing memories, fears, and even laughter - always together. But when Rachel becomes ill and is taken away by Nazi guards, likely forever, Toby risks her own life and uses the well-hidden gold coins to rescue her little sister."--
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781772600582
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.

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OLATHEAllisonA Nov 07, 2018

This is a tender retelling of a true experience shared by Jewish sisters in Auschwitz, with collage-style images featuring photographs of real people. Some details are incredibly sad and may linger long with sensitive readers, but the story is a rewarding read in its heartfelt depiction of the bond between sisters living in the shadow of death.

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