My Kaleidoscope by Emma Fuchs, Shari J. Ryan


My Kaleidoscope is one courageous woman’s memoir of her life from early childhood on, who raised her family in a concentration camp, resulting in a story of survival—but with survival comes suffering and heart-wrenching loss—an uphill battle that most didn’t make it through.

I found Emma Fuchs’s story inspiring and heartbreaking. Every time I read a story of survival of the Holocaust I am inspired and deeply saddened. Saddened such a horrific event happened, breaks my heart to no end.

Emma’s story is compelling. She shares her life with the reader from early childhood through adulthood as a Holocaust survivor. Emma gained her strength early on. Losing her parents at a young age, she took charge of the family business demonstrating her natural aptitude for business. Her leadership and fortitude enabled her to survive the brutal hand of the Nazis. Her smart demeanor led her as well as her daughters endurance during and after concentration camp imprisonment.

Emma’s strength and resilience again pulled her through displacement in her own home country, facing persecution yet again. A remarkable woman dealing with hardship early on in life only to face harsher challenges as the years passed. A story of a young girl growing into womanhood with the ultimate in trials and tribulations, a story encompassing one woman’s survival at peacetime, wartime and the ugly aftermath of war. Detailed, compelling, memorable narrative of an unforgettable woman.

Kindle Edition, 107 pages
Published September 28th 2014 by Booktrope Editions
A copy provided in exchange for an honest review


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