Lily’s Promise By Lily Ebert
Lily’s Promise: Holding On to Hope Through Auschwitz and Beyond—A Story for All Generations By Lily Ebert
Book/Novel Author: Lily Ebert
Book/Novel Title: Lily’s Promise
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER”Heartbreaking, inspirational, and uplifting, this is an engaging story of one remarkable woman’s will to survive.” — Library Journal“Utterly compelling, heartbreaking, truthful and yet redemptive . . . a testimony of irrepressible spirit and an unforgettable family chronicle. I couldn’t stop reading it.”—Simon Sebag MontefioreIn this life-affirming intergenerational memoir, Lily Ebert, a Holocaust survivor, and her great-grandson, Dov Forman, come together to share her story—an unforgettable tale of resilience and resistance. On Yom Kippur, 1944, fighting to stay alive as a prisoner in Auschwitz, Lily Ebert made a promise to herself. She would survive the hell she was in and tell the world her story, for everyone who couldn’t. Now, at ninety-eight, this remarkable woman—and TikTok sensation, thanks to the help of her eighteen-year-old great-grandson—fulfills that vow, relaying the details of her harrowing experiences with candor, charm, and an overflowing heart.In these pages, she writes movingly about her happy childhood in Hungary, the death of her mother and two youngest siblings on their arrival at Auschwitz, and her determination to keep her two other sisters safe. She describes the inhumanity of the camp and the small acts of defiance that gave her strength. Lily lost so much, but she built a new life for herself and her family, first in Israel and then in London.Dov knows that it is up to younger people like him to keep Lily’s promise. He and Lily bridge the generation gap to share her experience, reminding us of the joy that accompanies the solemn responsibility of keeping the past—and our stories—alive.
Thanks be to God that Lily and Dov shared this powerful witness to the world. It speaks of family life prior to WWII, the horrors of the concentration camp and the challenges that faced all survivors, including their loved ones. What a rich and inspiring story!
This book should be required reading for anyone living in this world. As painful and difficult as it is to read, it’s equally as powerful and moving. We must never forget what happened to the Jews. The disgrace and horror of these events are a part of the fabric of history, never to be repeated again. I cannot endorse this book enough. Thank you Lily for living up to your promise.
This book is told in a way that is like a diary. You see and feel Lily in the horrible situation she is in yet her love and strength shine. I think it is a great representation of how a person survives a great and terrible crime. A must read.
I never knew some no of what happened in the consecration camps. Loved how she took you from before through the present day. She is a very brave woman and I thank her for her truth.
I have been following Lily on Tik Tok and couldn’t wait to get her book! I haven’t been able to put it down. It is packed with emotions. Every household should have this !
I preordered this book last year and couldn’t wait for it to be released in the US after watching Dov’s TikTok. I could not put this book down. Lily’s story is captivating. So brave and determined. Glad Dov gave her the assistance to share her story to the world on social media. Absolutely buy this book!!