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Thanks for My Journey: A Holocaust Survivor's Story of Living Fearlessly

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Born in Tshernovitz, Romania, Erica Miller was only seven years old when the Nazis forced her and her family into a holding camp in the Ukraine, where they remained for four harrowing years before being liberated. But their relief was cut short when they returned to their home and found it occupied by Russians. Only when her family immigrated to Israel was the author given ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Emerald Book Company
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I went into this book thinking I was going to read about another Jewish person's survival of the Holocaust from inside Concentration Camps. At first, I felt a little gypped because her experience wasn't what we typically read about when talking about the survival of the Holocaust. That being said, I still couldn't put the book down. Erica Miller writes her experience so well that I found myself constantly coming back for more until the book was over. It was interesting to see a survivor's perspe ...more
Please, do not pass this book by because you think it's just going to be sad - it's far from it! Reading this book was like having a cup of tea each morning with someones grandmother and having her tell you about fear, love, life, the ups and downs of motherhood, and even about being a strong woman during a male dominated era. I loved it! I thought I'd have a hard time getting through it because of the subject matter, but it wasn't all about the holocaust - that was only the beginning of her sto ...more
I was so excited to have won this book from Goodreads. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This is not your typical Holocaust survival story. In The book, we meet Erica Miller, who was only 7 years old when she was taken from her home and forced to live in a holding camp for YEARS before being set free. She returned home, only to find her home already occupied.

Not only did Erica survive this experience, she overcame it with bravery. She became a doctor and spends her time trying to help oth
Erica Miller spent four years of her childhood in a collection camp after her family was dispossessed from their Romanian home. After the war, they went to Israel, where Erica served in the air force. Eventually settling in California, she pursued her dream of an education, eventually receiving a doctorate and starting several successful businesses while raising a family.
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I received a free copy from the Goodreads First Reads Program. It started off slow but I really enjoyed it. I love books on this topic.
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