Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Available now: Cilka’s Journey

***** 5 stars, Loved it and stayed up all night reading: Cilka’s Journey is a powerful sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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Recommended readers:

  • If you like fiction based on WWII history
  • If you loved The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • If you like strong female characters and stories of survival

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 5/5 for plot
  • 5/5 overall


The widely popular best seller – The Tattooist of Auschwitz, told the love story of a tattooist and the Jewish girl he fell in love with at one of the most famous concentration camps of all. From that story, you’ll meet another character, Cilka, who Morris based her second novel about.

As World War II comes to an end, prisoners are being freed from Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Yet Cilka, who was 16 at the time of her arrival at Auschwitz, is accused of collaborating with the Nazis, not granted release and instead sent to a Siberia prison camp ran by the Russians. Her battle for survival, through heartbreak, unfairness and unthinkable tragedies, continues, and yet she still displays the same caring, selflessness that she did in The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Heather Morris weaves the best and worst of human nature together in this World War II based-on-a-true-story novel. Cilka’s Journey is an heartbreaking and inspiring sequel to Morris’s bestseller.

Available now: Cilka’s Journey

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