I Want You To Know We're Still Here By Esther Safran Foer

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01A Revelation2021012520210126 (R4)Esther Safran Foer's haunting memoir tells the story of her quest to uncover how her family endured and survived the Holocaust across four generations. Her determination to remember the lives of those lost takes her from her home in Washington to the sites of the shtetls where her parents lived and worked in Urkraine. Read by Sara Kestelman.

When Esther Safran Foer's mother made an extraordinary revelation about her father, Esther set out to uncover the truth about what happened to both her parents and their extended families during the brutal years of the Holocaust. In the absence of memory, mementos, photos, or even names, Esther must find unique ways to record and remember the past. What emerges is a powerful story about loss, memory and the power of kinship and community.

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth and I, a centre for arts, ideas and religion. She lives in Washington D.C with her husband Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Esther Safran Foer's story about her family, the Holocaust and keeping memory alive.

The riveting and moving story of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.

02Childhood2021012620210127 (R4)Esther Safran Foer's parents have outlasted the war. In1945,they are newly married and with the birth of baby Esther family life begins, but living in a Displaced Person's camp is hard. With the promise of a future in the US they attempt to bury the horrors of the past. Sarah Kestelman reads.

Esther Safran Foer knew little of her parents' early years during WWII in Ukraine where so many of her family perished during the Holocaust. Then in her early forties, Esther decided to uncover the truth about what happened to her mother and father and their extended families during the Holocaust. In the absence of memory, mementos, photos, or even a name, Esther finds her own way to remember and record her family's legacy. What emerges is a powerful story about loss, memory and the power of kinship and community.

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth and I, a centre for arts, ideas and religion. She lives in Washington D.C with her husband Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Esther Safran Foer's parents have outlasted the war but the future is uncertain.

The riveting and moving story of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.

03Finding Trochenbrod2021012720210128 (R4)Esther Safran Foer sets about finding the Ukranian Shtetl where her father was hidden during the Holocaust, and makes unexpected progress in her quest. Sara Kestelman reads.

Esther Safran Foer knows little about her father. Then in her early forties, she learns that her father had been married once before and had a daughter, Esther's half sister, and that they had both perished in the Holocaust. Without names, or photos there is nothing to know about them, and so Esther embarks on a journey to remember and recover the past. What emerges is a powerful story about loss, memory and the power of kinship and community.

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth and I, a centre for arts, ideas and religion. She lives in Washington D.C with her husband Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Esther Safran Foer looks for the shtetl where her father was hidden during the Holocaust.

The riveting and moving story of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.

04Kiev2021012820210129 (R4)Esther Safran Foer makes an emotional journey to the Ukrainian shtetls where her parents once lived, and where so many perished during the Holocaust. Sara Kestelman reads.

When Esther Safran Foer's mother made an extraordinary revelation about her father, Esther set out to uncover the truth about what happened to both her parents and their extended families during the brutal years of the Holocaust. In the absence of memory, mementos, photos, or even names, Esther must find unique ways to record and remember the past. What emerges is a powerful story about loss, memory and the power of kinship and community.

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth and I, a centre for arts, ideas and religion. She lives in Washington D.C with her husband Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Esther Safran Foer makes an emotional journey to the shtetls where her parents once lived.

The riveting and moving story of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.

05 LASTThe Photograph2021012920210130 (R4)Esther Safran Foer finds answers among the horrors of the past, and her quest to find the truth is fulfilled. Sara Kestelman.

Esther Safran Foer knew little of her parents' early years during WWII in Ukraine where so many of her family perished during the Holocaust. Then in her early forties, Esther decided to uncover the truth about what happened to her mother and father and their extended families during the Holocaust. In the absence of memory, mementos, photos, or even a name, Esther finds her own way to remember and record her family's legacy. What emerges is a powerful story about loss, memory and the power of kinship and community.

Esther Safran Foer was the CEO of Sixth and I, a centre for arts, ideas and religion. She lives in Washington D.C with her husband Bert. They are the parents of Franklin, Jonathan, and Joshua, and the grandparents of six.

Abridged by Julian Wilkinson
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Esther Safran Foer finds answers and a sense of belonging emerges.

The riveting and moving story of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust.