The story of Holocaust and Russian prison camp survivor Cilka Klein will be shared locally with the Mount Gambier Library hosting author of ‘Cilka’s Journey’ Heather Morris. The author event will be held on Thursday 28 November 2019 at City Hall from 7:00pm.
The brand new novel is the sequel to Morris’ debut novel ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ which sold more than three million copies worldwide and was number one globally in 2018/2019.
“Cilka is first introduced to readers in ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’, which is based on the true story about Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner of Auschwitz who served as the camp’s tattooist,” Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Leamey said.
Morris spent years interviewing Lale Sokolov documenting his story before he died in 2006.
“Cilka was a close friend of Lale’s and played a vital role in saving his life at camp on more than one occasion by using her position to intercede with the Commandant,” Ms Morris said.