What Papa Told Me  by Felice Cohen


What Papa Told Me is a moving testament to resilience, hope, and the enduring power of the human spirit. A must-read masterpiece

In What Papa Told Me by Felice Cohen, readers are transported into the harrowing yet inspiring journey of Murray, a young Jewish boy from Poland whose resilience and determination helped him endure the horrors of eight different labour and concentration camps during the Holocaust. Cohen, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, beautifully narrates Murray’s story, providing a unique and deeply personal perspective of one of the darkest periods in human history.

The book not only delves into Murray’s experiences before and during the Holocaust but also explores his struggles to rebuild his life in America after the holocaust, as well as cope with the aftermath of his wife’s tragic suicide. Through Cohen’s poignant storytelling, readers are able to witness the indomitable spirit of a man who refused to succumb to despair, finding glimmers of hope and moments of humanity even in the bleakest of circumstances.

Cohen’s writing is both heartfelt and evocative, capturing the essence of her grandfather’s resilience and the enduring legacy of survival. Her portrayal of Murray’s unwavering courage serves as a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable adversity.

What Papa Told Me is a captivating and unforgettable memoir that not only pays tribute to the millions who perished in the Holocaust but also celebrates the resilience and perseverance of those who survived. It is a testament to the power of hope, love, and the enduring bonds of family, making it a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the human experience in the face of tragedy.

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