Running Through Fire – Review Excerpts

Review Excerpts:

run_coverRunning Through Fire:
How I Survived the Holocaust

by ZOSIA GOLDBERG as told to HILTON OBENZINGER


San Francisco Chronicle Review


“Knowing that things could turn against her at any moment, she was constantly prepared for the worst. “I had long hair with a knot in the back. I had razor blades hidden in the knot in order to commit suicide in case I could not take it anymore.” But Zosia Goldberg never succumbed to despair. She was interrogated by the Gestapo and badly beaten; she was often close to starvation; she suffered from hepatitis, from mange itch, from lice; and at one point she felt that her spirit had finally been broken. But it wasn’t. In the end, I believe that was her most transcendent accomplishment – as great, if not greater, than the fact that she survived.

“Running Through Fire is a book filled with unspeakable horrors – but it is told without a shred of self-pity. Zosia Goldberg never complains, never bemoans her lot. She battles and endures, and in this raw, unvarnished tale of human suffering, she has given us a manual of hope.”

– Paul Auster


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