Mischling’s setting is in the midst of the World War II era in a concentration camp in Auschwitz known as the Zoo, where Dr. Mengele, known historically as the “Angel of Death”, conducts experiments on Jewish duplicates (twins, triplets, etc.) and those who are born with genetic mutations like Albinism.
Konar takes readers on a journey when she picks us up from our everyday lives and places us in the lives of Pearl and Stasha, a set of identical twin girls, whose inseparable bond before the Zoo is tested repeatedly until Pearl’s absence becomes the ultimate test.
Mischling is a powerful tale of what it's like to be made to feel truly worthless and helpless, but to overcome that with an unshakeable perseverance to regain justice for one's family. I would 100% recommend this book for anyone looking for a meaningful read that will evoke many feelings.