I was fifteen years old when I learned that I came from a family of Holocaust survivors.
The discovery sparked a dizzying array of questions, the most unsettling of which was: Why was I just learning this now? I tried to imagine my quirky, ebullient relatives on the set of Schindler’s List, but I couldn’t. In search of answers, I began digging, little by little unearthing a family history unlike any I’d ever heard before.
My family, by all accounts, shouldn’t have survived the Holocaust. The odds were against them. Their stories, I soon discovered, were too remarkable to be left untold.
I recently shared some thoughts about what inspired me to write We Were the Lucky Ones and about my passion for writing and my writing process at Author Interview and Review: The Scoop on Georgia Hunter.
After its debut in January, We Were the Lucky Ones spent over four months on the…
We Were the Lucky Ones is selected by Harpers Bazaar as one of 14 Books You Need to Read in February…”a tale of resilience and commitment to one another amidst the direst of obstacles.”