The Memory Keeper

Jackie Kohnstamm


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Canongate Books
7 March 2024
ISBN: 9781838858056
320 pages

From the publisher

Max and Mally, two out of millions murdered in the Holocaust, are deported in 1942 from Berlin to Theresienstadt - where they will starve to death.

Decades later, in London and on a whim, their granddaughter, Jackie googles their names to find two commemorative stones recently placed outside their old home. The discovery compels her to open a long-closed cupboard of haunting family papers, piece together the story of the family she never knew and find her place in it.

With searing prose and meticulous detective work, Jackie Kohnstamm offers a gripping and poignant portrait of an ordinary family and reveals a remarkable story of loss, discovery and memory.