I love historical fiction read a lot so I have high expectations...this one did not disappoint!
This is the story of Cilka who went to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp when she was only 16, survived, then was sentenced to a Gulag in Siberia.
The story is told from alternating points in time and that really enhances this story.
Cilka's Journey is by the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, and while there is a small connection in the story, it is not necessary to read that story first. (I personally enjoyed this story more than Tattooist if you've read that one!)
The trigger warnings are rampant in this one, so definitely look those up before reading if that is something that concerns you.
I listened to the audiobook and would recommend that format for listeners.
I highly recommend this if you like historical fiction, especially centered around World War 11.