I just finished up listening to the audio book Sheva’s Promise: Chronicle of Escape from a Nazi Ghetto by Sylvia Lederman. This one I listened to via Audible. If you’re a regular reader you know I read many WWII and Holocaust books…this one is that.
So did I like it as well as other Holocaust books?It was a fine book. I am always amazed…completely amazed by what people live through and survive. It seems no matter how many books I read about the Holocaust the stories are always unique. In this story Sheva escapes the Ghetto and lives life on the run.Here’s what Amazon has to say, “In this gripping memoir, Lederman tells her story of survival during one of the most horrific episodes in history. Beginning with Lederman as a young girl in Poland in 1941, Sheva’s Promise traces her experience in a Nazi ghetto with her mother and sister.
Resolved that she must avoid the detention camp to help her family, Lederman obtains a false birth certificate and escapes the ghetto. Through the courage and humanity of a few individuals, she finds work in a hospital in Germany under an assumed identity. Lederman’s determination and resourcefulness enables her to elude Nazi capture, and she eventually immigrates to the United States with her husband.
Sheva’s Promise is not only an invaluable piece of historical record but also the work of a gifted writer whose keen eye for detail and skillful attention to language gives readers an unforgettable story.”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.5 stars. I’d say 4.2 stars. I liked the book but so wish there would have been an epilogue. I am assuming the book is written by Sheva’s daughter or grand daughter but where did she end up? What did her family do? How many children did she have? I just feel like I need to know what happened and see that she lived a good life…otherwise..a good book.