But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This will probably be quite a short review as this book really is one that speaks for itself and I don’t even know where to begin with writing about it, just that it’s a book that needs to be read.
This memoir by Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens recounts the author’s experiences of being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau as a young girl and being heartbreakingly separated from her father who she poignantly addresses throughout the memoir.
Although the book deals with some expectedly heavy content and really is as haunting as promised on the cover, I really would recommend it as at its heart it is a book about the enduring relationship between a daughter and her father. At just 100 pages long it’s also one of those books you can (and will want to) read in a sitting and Marceline’s words are a vital reminder that we must not let ourselves forget and that we must keep listening to the stories of survivors to learn from the past.