But You Did Not Come Back

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01Auschwitz-birkenau2016032120160322 (R4)

Marceline Loridan-Ivens searingly honest memoir is written as an intimate letter to her lost father. In 1944 and aged just fifteen she was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau along with her father. While she survived the horror he never came back. Here she tells the man she would never know as an adult about the terrible events that continue to haunt her, and she also reveals the profound sense of loss that his death brought her.

The actress, screenwriter and director Marceline Loridan-Ivens was born in 1928 and lives in Paris.

Read by Sara Kestelman

Translated by Sandra Smith

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Marceline Loridan-Ivens's searingly honest memoir about surviving the Holocaust.

02The Return2016032220160323 (R4)

Marceline Loridan-Ivens's searingly honest memoir is about how she survived the Holocaust and is written as a letter to her father who did not survive the horrors and who she would never know as an adult. In today's episode she recalls the return home from the concentration camps without her beloved father, and tells how her memories of the horrors she experienced in the concentration camps have haunted her. Sara Kestelman reads.

Translated by Sandra Smith

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Marceline recalls the return home from the concentration camps without her beloved father.

03The Final Days2016032320160324 (R4)

Marceline Loridan-Ivens searingly honest acount of how she survived the Holocaust is written in the form of a letter to her father who did not survive the horrors, and who she has never known as an adult. In today's episode she recalls her final and terrible days in the concentration camps, and tries to imagine what happened to her father as he was forcibly marched hundreds of kilometres, away from the advancing Allies. Sara Kestelman reads.

Translated by Sandra Smith

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Marceline Loridan-Ivens recalls her final and terrible days of the concentration camps.

04Living With The Past2016032420160325 (R4)

Marceline Loridan-Ivens reflects on life after the death camps in her searing memoir.

Marceline Loridan-Ivens's searingly honest memoir about surviving the Holocaust is written in the form of a letter to her father who did not survive the concentration camps. In today's episode she reflects on how the loss of her father and the horrors she experienced and witnessed as a fifteeen year old have shaped her adult life. Sara Kestelman reads.

Translated by Sandra Smith

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Elizabeth Allard.