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Always Remember Your Name: A True Story of Family and Survival in Auschwitz; Heartbreaking and Utterly Upli Fting Heather Morris, Author of the T

Always Remember Your Name: A True Story of Family and Survival in Auschwitz; Heartbreaking and Utterly Upli Fting Heather Morris, Author of the T

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A haunting WWII memoir of two sisters who survived Auschwitz that picks up where Anne Frank's Diary left off and gives voice to the children we lost.

On March 28, 1944, six-year-old Tati and her four-year-old sister Andra were roused from their sleep and arrested. Along with their mother, Mira, their aunt, and cousin Sergio, they were deported to Auschwitz.

Over 230,000 children were deported to the camp, where Josef Mengele, the Angel of Death, performed deadly experiments on them. Only a few dozen children survived, Tati and Andra among them.

Tati, Andra, and Sergio were separated from their mothers upon arrival. But Mira was determined to keep track of her girls. After being tattooed with their inmate numbers, she made them memorize her number and told them to "always remember your name." In keeping this promise to their mother, the sisters were able to be reunited with their parents when WWII ended.

An unforgettable narrative of the power of sisterhood in the most extreme circumstances, and of how a mother's love can overcome the most impossible odds, the Bucci sisters' memoir is a timely reminder that separating families is an inexcusable evil.

Author: Andra Bucci, Tatiana Bucci
Publisher: Astra House
Published: 01/18/2022
Pages: 190
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781662600715

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2021 pg. 14
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2021
Shelf Awareness 01/18/2022

About the Author
Andra (b. 1939) and Tatiana Bucci (b. 1937) were born in Fiume, the daughters of a Catholic father and Jewish mother. They were deported to Auschwitz along with their mother, grandmother, aunt and a cousin. When the camp was liberated in 1945 they were sent first to Czechoslovakia and later to the UK where their parents finally tracked them down. They were reunited with their parents in 1946. Today, they bear witness in schools and at the camps.

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