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Memoir by Esther Safran Foer about family and the Holocaust released

Work entitled 'I Want You To Know We’re Still Here' released by author, whose parents were the only members of their families to survive the Shoah

Esther Safran Foer’s deeply moving intergenerational memoir about family, the Holocaust and the search for truth is published in paperback this week.

Her parents, who came to the US in 1949, were the only members of their respective families to survive the Holocaust, but their harrowing experiences were never spoken about. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. 

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here chronicles a shocking discovery by Safran Foer – that her father had a wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust. The book follows her trip to Ukraine, armed with only a black and white photo and hand-drawn map, to find out more about her half-sister and the family who risked their lives to hide her father during the war. 

This post-Holocaust memoir details everything Safran Foer came to learn about herself and the extraordinary lengths to which her family went in order to survive. Her account inspired the internationally bestselling novel Everything is Illuminated written by her son, Jonathan Safran Foer, and adapted into a film of the same name starring Elijah Wood and Eugene Hütz. 

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here by Esther Safran Foer is published by HQ in paperback, ebook and audiobook. Available now.

 

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