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“…he miraculously survived to tell this remarkable story.” — Booklist


“This book is his unsentimental, clear, moving and aesthetically affecting account of his experience of the war…This is an epic tale, and a heroic one, a kind of 20th-century Odyssey.” — The Milwaukee Journal


“One might expect this to be a difficult book to read; it is not. It is as grippingas a fictional story of love and adventure. From page one the reader is swept up by the suspenseand is kept riveted until the end — and it lingers even after…Recommended reading for Jews and non-Jews, young and old.” — Hadassah Magazine


“…HOW DARK THE HEAVENS is a diary of his life of flight and fight beginning on June 22, 1941, in the small Lithuanian city of Jonava…and he lived to tell his story of overwhelming courage, mental strength, and man’s inhumanityto man.” — The Jerusalem Post


“What Sidney Iwens has recorded makes compelling reading, even though there have been quite a few such books before. This one would, I think, persuade even those who doubt that a Holocaust took place that what he described actually happened…Sidney Iwens writes movingly of his 1400 days of war.”

Sunday Star Review,Johannesburg, South Africa