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But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens

Posted at — Sep 15, 2021

“But you did not come back” cover

A non-fiction book that reads like fiction but unfortunately isn’t.

It’s not a memoir where a life is laid out slowly and diligently in front of your eyes, it’s more like a set of passionate snapshots and reflections by someone who has been to a concentration camp and lost her father there. The book is addressed to the father — as in, it has sentences like

You shouldn’t have done that, just as you shouldn’t have taken her out of school when Michel was born so she could take care of him.

…​which makes it sound intimate.

A hundred pages showing real impact on one real family.


(100 pages, ISBN: 9780802124500, Worldcat, Open Library)

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