Reviews

  • 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

    Times
  • 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

    Stylist
  • 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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