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Isabella: From Auschwitz to Freedom

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Gathering two classic memoirs of the Holocaust, Fragments of Isabella and Saving the Fragments, a testament to love and survival traces the epic struggle of Isabella Katz Leitner after she and her family are deported to Auschwitz. Reissue.
Published December 1st 2000 by Xlibris Corporation (first published 1994)
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Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This physical book contained "Fragents of Isabella" as well. Went to the second half to complete her journey. Such a revolting time in history.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I wanted to like this more, but the last fourth of the memoir, coupled with the epilogue and afterword, made me lose some Interest. Maybe there wasn't enough going on?
This book is actually two of Isabella Leitner's memoirs combined into one book, I think if I had read just Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz, I would have given it four stars.
Oct 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I first read a memoir by Isabella Leitner when I was 9 years-old called The Big Lie. This more mature approach to her experiences as a Holocaust survivor has better enriched my understanding of her life, and the post-WW2 struggles she endured trying to rid herself of her death camp conditioning.

In a way, it helped me to better understand my grandmother, a concentration camp survivor. Leitner poetically articulates her feelings and fears following her liberation, many of which lasted decades late
This memoir is a series of easily read vignettes written by a survivor of the Holocaust. It is a story of a group of sisters surviving the inhumanity of European anti-Semitism whose apex was the NAZI attempt at genocide.
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Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and it is also a quick read. I am fascinated with the holocaust (more of how could someone do this people) and I love reading about people who have survived.
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Hungarian teen 9 months captive in camps and howir felt, her family. Easy read and helpful.
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Isabella was a touching true tale of survival. It sucked me right in and I couldn't quit reading
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