• "At a moment when basic agreement over simple truths has become a political battleground and history a weapon, the publication of the book, Renia’s Diary, offers a reminder of the power of bearing witness"

    New York Times
  • "Extraordinary... It is a privilege to read these pages, and an impertinence to review them. Renia Spiegel was an astonishingly brave girl who developed into a remarkable young woman. (5* review)"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Astonishing... A new invaluable contribution to Holocaust literature"

    Smithsonian Magazine
  • "It is as though the murderous machine of Hitler's vision and the barbarity being brought upon her people couldn't silence the integrity of her voice... Renia emerges as a poet of real lyricism and emotional heft, which makes her demise all the more tragic"

    Irish Independent
  • "Recall[s] moments of intense happiness in the gathering gloom"

  • "A work which shows us that the worst atrocities of the twentieth century did not happen overnight, they happened slowly and painfully against the backdrop of the lives and loves of ordinary people"

    Andrew McMillan, author of physical and playtime
  • "Simultaneously devastating and astounding... incredible"

  • "A terribly poignant work that conveys the brutal reality of the time through intimate connection with a young person"

    Kirkus Review
  • "Moving [and] riveting... this epic, layered story of survival serves as an important Holocaust document"

    Publishers Weekly

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