Item description for Kira's Diary by Edward T. Gushee...
As a beautiful, talented violinist, 17 year-old Kira Klein was destined to be assigned to Barracks 24. From the first day she is imprisoned in the Auschwitz brothel, Kira becomes the unwilling mistress of Raulf Becker, an SS lieutenant whose responsibility is overseeing the annihilation of the Jewish prisoners. Over the next few months, these sworn enemies change and despite the warnings of their friends, they begin to fall in love. With the support of the other girls in Barracks 24, Raulf and Kira marry in a surprisingly romantic secret ceremony. They escape and are captured by the resistance, which they join. The war is nearing an end when Fate steps in and changes everything. Throughout the page-turning conclusion, the reader is taken on a series of twists and turns that is both thrilling and heart wrenching. Kira's Diary is the ultimate forbidden love story, and the author has found a way for the reader to believe that love truly can conquer all. Through the! stench of death and despair and everything unholy emerges a rich love story, richly told with utter sensitivity, warmth and even humor.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
Publisher Durban House Publishing
ISBN 1930754620 ISBN13 9781930754621
Reviews - What do customers think about Kira's Diary?
AMAZING!! Mar 20, 2008
By far my favorite book to date. It's such a wonderful book that was truly inspiring.
Kira Sep 2, 2005
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written and the story kept me wanting to continue. In a world that was in so much turmoil and hate, this love story gave hope that may be we all can change our opinions and attitudes about one another.
Power of Love Aug 23, 2005
Kira's Diary is a heart warming story of love found in an unlikely setting - Awschwitz Concentration Camp near the end of World War II. Shows how love can triumph over hate and change a man's life forever. A page turner - heart warming and thought provoking.
Truly unique love story Aug 21, 2005
The thing I liked best about this book is that it makes you believe that, even in the most horrible conditions, the hardest hearts can learn to love. At first, I fought the idea that these two characters could feel anything but hate for one another. But by the end, it gave me hope for all the other groups of people in the world who have been conditioned to hate one another because of ethnicity or religion or some other difference between them. Maybe we really all can get along! The vivid descriptions throughout Kira's Diary make the plot really come alive and the pages just fly by. It's a unique, rich story.