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But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Sandra Smith (Translation)

But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir - Marceline Loridan-Ivens, Sandra Smith, Judith Perrignon
bookshelves: spring-2016, autobiography-memoir, radio-4, epistolatory-diary-blog, published-2008
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from March 18 to 28, 2016



Description: Marceline Loridan-Ivens searingly honest memoir is written as an intimate letter to her lost father. In 1944 and aged just fifteen she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau along with her father. While she survived the horror he never came back. Here she tells the man she would never know as an adult about the terrible events that continue to haunt her, and she also reveals the profound sense of loss that his death brought her.


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The actress, screenwriter and director Marceline Loridan-Ivens was born in 1928 and lives in Paris.

Read by Sara Kestelman
Translated by Sandra Smith
Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.