Always Remember Your Name. A True Story of Family and Survival in Auschwitz
A unique and haunting memoir told from the perspective of child survivors. — Jewish Journal
Always Remember Your Name is a powerful, yet simple, telling of a harrowing period in two young girl’s lives. The Bucci sisters will stay with the reader long after the book is closed. — Rabbi Marc Katz, The Jewish Book Council
A haunting WWII memoir of two sisters who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau that picks up where Anne Frank’s Diary left off, giving voice to the children we lost.
On March 28, 1944 in the middle of the night, six-year-old Tatiana and her four-year-old sister Andra were roused from their sleep and arrested. Along with their mother, aunt and six-year-old 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 40-50 children survived, Tatiana and Andra among them. When they arrived at the camp, Tatiana, Andra, and Sergio were separated from their mothers and sent to the Kinderblock.
Chronicling the death of their cousin, the girls’ failure, over time, to recognize their own mother, and their struggle to retain hope, Andra and Tatiana share their memories of survival, supporting each other with vivid recall. The Bucci sisters’ Always Remember Your Name honors the memories of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust and is a rare eyewitness account of the final years of WWII.
English translation by Ann Goldstein, introduction by Ruth Franklin.
- Featured in Jewish Journal, The Jewish Chronicle, and YOU Magazine (UK).