Author Heather Morris: Cilka's Journey

Book cover: Cilka's Journey, and headshot of author Heather Morris
Date
Event Time
7:30 PM
Cost
$20; $42 with book
Location

Shapiro Memorial Synagogue

AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

Event Details

Heather Morris, author of the bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz returns to our campus with her new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience: Cilka’s Journey.

Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival.

When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping
with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. Did she really have a choice? Where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when she was still a child?

Cilka’s journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit – and the will we have to survive.

Meet the author at the book sale and signing to follow.

Event Contact
Contact Name
Whizin Center for Continuing Education
Phone Number
310.440.1572
Email
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