Book Review: Raking Light From Ashes by Relli Robinson

Title: Raking Light From Ashes
Author: Relli Robinson
Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4,5 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Find light in the darkest hour

Lala, a young Jewish girl, loses her entire family during the dark days of the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto. Thanks to the kindness of a Polish family, Lala manages to survive the war, taking on an assumed identity. By a twist of good fortune and unbelievable coincidence, she is found after the war and eventually immigrates to Israel in 1950 to live with her Israeli relatives.

A child’s struggle to comprehend a world gone mad

Relli Robinson’s true story of survival offers a fascinating panoramic human drama that extends from the dark days of the Second World War to the independent State of Israel. A gripping and inspiringly optimistic narrative based on real life experiences, you’ll enjoy every page of this fascinating journey of hope.

Raking Light From Ashes is an amazing book, a true story of survival that shows a fascinating view into human life, into the sacrifices people can be forced to make, into the horrors of the Holocaust and what true courage means.

World War II was horrible. We all know that, but to read about it, a true account of what happened, makes it all the more gruesome. A little girl, torn apart from her family, who manages to survive the war thanks to the kindness of a Polish family. Raised with new parents, raised with a new name, but still in the middle of the war that destroyed her family.

It was a touching read that brought me to tears. To think there are still people going through these horrors nowadays just make me sick. I wish we lived in a world with peace for everyone. It’s sad that this still hasn’t been accomplished.

This book tugs at your heartstrings, but it’s also very inspiring.


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