Anita Lasker-Wallfisch’s “Inherit the Truth: A Memoir of Survival and the Holocaust”: Book review

“Alas, it has once more become desperately important today to remind ourselves how precariously thin the dividing line is between human integrity and barbarism.” Anita Lasker-Wallfisch’s memoirs and letters of survival in Auschwitz and Belsen do just that, as she recounts how her ability to play the cello literally saved her life and earned her a place in the camp orchestra, where she was able to secure enough help to keep her sister alive until they both emigrated to England after the war.

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