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  • The Sisters of Auschwitz

  • The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters' Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory
  • By: Roxane van Iperen
  • Narrated by: Susan Hoffman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Women
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Summary

Perfect for listeners of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Choice and The Librarian of Auschwitz - this is the international best-selling and life-affirming true story of female bravery and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. 

Winner of the Opzij Literature Prize 2019

They knew their survival depended on each other.

They had to live for each other.

It is 1940, and the Final Solution is about to begin. The Nazis have occupied The Netherlands, but resistance is growing and two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - are risking their lives to save those being hunted, through their clandestine safehouse 'The High Nest'. It becomes one of the most important safehouses in the country, but when the house and its occupants are betrayed, the most terrifying time of the sisters' lives begins. This is the beginning of the end. 

With German defeat in sight, the Brilleslijper family are put on the last train to Auschwitz, along with Anne Frank and her family. What comes next challenges the sisters beyond human imagination, as they are stripped of everything but their courage, resilience and love for each other.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Roxane van Iperen (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Poor Narration

Was really looking forward to this, however the narration was very poor, more akin to the reading of a repair manual.

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the sister's are truly amazing woman

nice clear narration excellent story read well I enjoyed it immensely I would highly recommend this to lovers of detail

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A lesson in many directions

An amazing life story of survival and love...while sharing parts of history we generally don't hear about...an excellent book

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Is Auschwitz not Aus-witch

Good book overall but the fact that the narrator cannot pronounce Auschwitz is very annoying. It makes the book feel less convincing as the immersion is ruined every time she says “Aus-witch”. It’s not hard.

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Good read

Read with thought and feeling. The story was very well written. Having been to Auschwitz the book took me back there with the description of the sleeping shelves.

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A gripping story of two fearless women

A story of resistance, hope and how to keep going. Pure determination, good role model to fight for justice and to not give up, no matter how hard the circumstances. Thank you for bringing this remarkable story to light.

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The sisters of Auschwitz

I really enjoyed this true story of the two sisters who endured so much pain and suffering and I liked the narrators nice calm voice

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Susan Hoffman worst narratot

loved the story but the narrator drove me mad she was awful . she spoke about 5 words then passed all the way through the book.

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didn't finish it was boring
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exceptional book detailing the struggle through the war. Emotional lose and how brave these people and many more were.