I AM ELLA, a remarkable story of survival, from Auschwitz to Africa

: Jowell (J.)

R 320.00
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288pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2023


Holocaust survivor Ella Blumenthal was born 1921 in Warsaw, Poland. She survived the Warsaw Ghetto and Majdanek, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. After the war, she travelled to Poland, Paris and Palestine, before settling in Cape Town, where she currently lives. She has four children, eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

"Ella Blumenthal has a unique soul. Her inspirational tale of resilience and survival and her zest for life is a lesson to us all." Mandy Wiener, author of Ministry of Crime and Killing Kebble

Joanne Jowell is the author of the biographies On the Other Side of Shame: An extraordinary account of adoption and reunion and Zephany: Two mothers, one daughter. She lives in Cape Town.