I Want You To Know We're Still Here: My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth Paperback – 20 April 2020
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- Publisher : HQ Non Fiction GB (20 April 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008297657
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008297657
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 206,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
‘[In this book] Esther Safran Foer has written of her family in a way that is both uniquely and heartbreakingly her story and a deeply important testament for Ashkenazi Jews. Her memories are our important history.’ Robert Peston
‘A vivid testimony to the power of memory.’ Kirkus
‘A powerful memoir about the Holocaust’ Radio Times
‘a moving and well researched memoir’ The Observer
‘superb memoir … a hymn to life’. TELEGRAPH
‘you will applaud the defiance of the title as her story makes you weep’. SAGA
‘This moving memoir documents Esther Safran Foer’s tireless search for traces of her murdered family. Her success is a testament to the power of memory to rescue the dead from oblivion.’ Diane Armstrong, author of THE COLLABORATOR
‘Stirring and inspiring, this remarkable book is a labour of love and hope. Esther Foer goes on a brave journey abroad in search of unsettling family secrets buried in the darkness created by Nazism. Her odyssey is harrowing and heroic. When she returns, she can never see things in the same way, and neither can we. This book is a little triumph over fascism.’ Congressman Jamie Raskin
‘Foer documents her quest to gather information about her family’s life during the Holocaust in this skilfully written debut. Foer’s engrossing, well-researched family history will resonate with those curious about their own roots. Publisher’s Weekly
‘In effect this book is a search for the tiniest of things among the large mess of history: a name. It’s a noble search, and makes for a moving book. Much of the narrative is sad. Death, silence, emptiness haunt the work. There are things that may never be known. But the telling is unique and interesting. The book succeeds in putting names (or more precisely, stories) to things that exist only as artefacts, and inversely putting physicality to things that exist only as story.’ Irish Times
My family, the Holocaust and my search for truth
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It kept me interested until the last page.
Esther had so many gaps in her family story and by persistence, she filled MOST of them.
This is about her journey and she brings us along with her.
I felt honoured to get to know her a little.
ROGER MENDELSON..MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA
Top reviews from other countries
The book itself, whilst providing an important insight into the lives of the Jewish community in Ukraine before, during and after WW2 was so very badly written and structured. The publishers should not have released it without significant editing and rewriting. There were so many people mentioned, so many places (with their alternative names), so much irrelevant detail that I was totally confused and skimmed over large parts of the book.
This was a book written to satisfy an need in the author and it did not communicate effectively to her audience. There was also too much hype of her family's books.
Such a pity, an opportunity missed.
Too much blowing ones own trumpet.