Saturday, July 25, 2015

Code Name:: Zosha Book Review by Yehudit Kafri


Code Name Zosha is a Biographical Novel written by Yehudit Kafri and Translated in English by Anne Pace.  It is a retelling of the life of Sophia Poznanska aka Zosha. (The first book was printed in 2003 in Hebrew by the same author.)

This story about Zosha Poznanska,goes through all the chapters of her short life. What she went through during her childhood,the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement in Poland,Eretz Isreal and the PKP in the 1920s,Europe in the 1930's and the Red Ochestra.

You will get to read love letters written by her as well as learn about her relationships with family and friends. The book also goes into her heroic struggle in a Gestapo prison. The state of Israel awarded Zosha a metal of honor for fighting the Nazis after her death.  

My thoughts:

This story was by no means an easy read for me. It deals with Zosha growing up without a Mother and having a sister who both suffered from Mental Illness. As a person that has both a Mother and a Sister who both struggle with the same affliction,the things she went through hit close to home. While my Mother's illness didn't hit until in my teens I could relate to this character as far as her childhood and what she went through. I thought that Zosha was very brave and courageous for what she had went through.

If you would like to read Code Name: Zosha by Yehudit Kafri, it is available for purchase through Amazon's book store.  Paperback and Kindle format are both available.

Thanks for reading.

*Book provided in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.




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