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Fragments of Isabella - Isabella Leitner

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It is May 1944, isabella's birthday, when she, her mother, brother, and four sisters, along with the remaining Jews in a ghetto in Hungary, are removed and sent to Auschwitz. Immediately following their arrival at the camp, Isabella's mother is marched to the gas chambers. Meanwhile, Isabella takes her mother's advice into account. "I must stay on the 'life' side." Then, somehow, the four sisters find one another. For months, they manage to survive, or as Isabella would say: "Together we will endure death. Even life."

 

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