Reviews

  • Franci's story is a testament to the human spirit . . . a mesmerising read

    Jewish Chronicle
  • The extraordinary true story of the girl who survived the holocaust against all of the odds . . . In this astonishing memoir, she lays bare the appalling sacrifices she and other women had to make to survive

    Eastern Daily Press
  • Achingly moving, gives much-needed hope . . . Deserves the status both as a valuable historical source and as a stand-out memoir

    Daily Express
  • First-hand accounts of life in Nazi death camps never lose their terrible power but few are as extraordinary as Franci's War

    Mail on Sunday
  • Achingly moving, gives much needed hope . . . Franci's War deserves the status both as a valuable historical source and as a stand-out memoir of one woman's human experience of arguably the most abominable period of modern times

    Daily Express
  • A splendidly-told memoir. I was chilled and moved

    Miranda Seymour
  • Devestating. A searingly honest memoir

    Booklist, starred review
  • A striking memoir from an unspeakably terrifying era. Married hastily to a young man who was able to help her family survive by his canny trading instincts - until he was caught and disappeared - Franci was herded into the cattle cars for transport to Auschwitz in May 1944. From then on, Franci demonstrates a fierce determination to adapt and prevail amid the harshest conditions

    Kirkus
  • Rarely does a Holocaust survivor have such penetrating insight . This is a most remarkable memoir, told without self-pity, but with deep psychological astuteness about herself and the people she encountered. I didn't want it to end

    Eva Fogelman, Pulitzer-Prize nominated author

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