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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Millie Werber, Yelena Shmulenson, Eve Keller Narrator: Yelena Shmulenson, Eve Keller, Millie Werber Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Trapped in Poland in 1941, like many Jews, Millie Werber went from the Radom Ghetto to slave labor in an armaments factory, survived Auschwitz, and toiled in a second factory until liberation came on April 1, 1945. She faced death many times but lived to marry a good man and fellow survivor. Meanwhile, she concealed a photograph in her closet and carried a secret in her heart.

Many years later, Millie began telling her story to writer Eve Keller. Together, the two women rediscovered the teenage girl Millie had been during the war—and the man to whom she was married for a few brief months. Betrayed by a fellow Jewish guard, he died, leaving Millie with their wedding rings and a single photograph. Nothing else remained to prove that he ever existed. Millie never told her family about him, but she never abandoned his memory.

A worthy addition to the bestselling tradition of Holocaust coming-of-age memoirs, this is a spare, unsentimental, and indelibly poignant tale of a history reclaimed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Biography/Memoir

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/15/2014

    " I recommend this book highly. Anyone who thinks their life is unfair or too hard to take, should read this book. For those who do not know about the Holocaust or worse, don't believe it really happened; should read this book. For those who don't understand the dangers and depth that hate can bring us to should read this book. And those who believe love can endure anything should also read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle Doerr | 2/7/2014

    " I have always been interested in World War II, the holocaust in particular. I think it is an important part of history that everyone should be familiar with so we are sure not to let history repeat itself. That being said, this is my favorite source of information about the holocaust yet. I even liked it better than the holocaust museum! "Two Rings: A Story of Love and War" is a memoir about Millie Weber written by both Millie and her trusted companion Eve Keller. The intended audience is both intermediate and advanced readers. I gave this book 5 stars because I could not put it down; I just wanted to keep reading on. Millie describes her sheltered childhood that leads up to her Poland town being taken over by the Germans. She endures unfair treatment, an exhausting job at the age of 14, and being separated from her friends and family. I love how Millie conveyed her feelings of deathly scared and first time love. The words used to describe her journey really touched my emotions while reading. Obviously, since Millie was able to write the book, she survived! She learned how to overcome the horrific past she had lived through and how to make her future worth living. Young readers will surely be interested in this book! We all study the facts and events of World War II and this story should be used by teachers to relay some of the information. The descriptive yet simple words really touch your emotions as a reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marisa Gonzalez | 2/6/2014

    " The memoir of a survivor who lost her first love and most of her family in the Holocaust. I actually had to put down this book and walk away a couple of times because the events were so horrific. I highly recommend this book but was disappointed to read the author lost faith in God because of all she witnessed. Reading this book, I always saw God by her side in the form of everyday people acting as angels who helped her to survive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Atkins | 1/25/2014

    " just finished the book a few hours ago, but Millie and her story will be with me for quite some time. I highly recommend this book. It is a heartbreaking holocaust story but also a love story. It is not only extremely moving but also important- it will make you think too. "

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