Growing up in 1930s Czechoslovakia, Zuzana Ruzicková dreamed of two things: Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano. But in 1939, the Nazis invaded, and Ruzicková began a terrifying journey that saw her detained at Auschwitz, Hamburg, and Bergen-Belsen. Bereaved, starved, and afflicted with crippling injuries to her hands, the teenager lived in constant fear. Believing that beauty still existed, Ruzicková endured, and in this 2017 memoir, she also recounts how she became a world-renowned classical musician, the first harpsichordist to record the entirety of Bach's keyboard works.
One Hundred Miracles: Music, Auschwitz, Survival and Love
Author: Zuzana Ruzickova & Wendy Holden.