We Will Live Again by Marilyn Schiller Corne is a powerful historical novella.
It is set in Europe during World War II as we follow the fortunes of Jewish teen Rosa from her home to the concentration camps. She is separated from all her family except for her cousin. The will to survive is stronger together than apart.
Conditions are inhumane and the guards sadistically cruel. One officer is a strange mixture of beast, yet caring at times providing extra food.
Rosa’s strength of character to survive is admirable. She finds reasons to cling to life.
A name change signifies a change in circumstances. The old life gone and a new life beckons.
America is seen as the land of plenty and opportunity after the war.
We Will Live Again is a novel of survival and inner strength. Events are horrifying but the tenacity, strength and bravery of a character are to be applauded and admired.
This is a powerful book that is crying out to be read in memory of the six million innocents who died, and those who survived.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.