Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family (Paperback)

Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family By Alina Peretti, Jacques Peretti (With) Cover Image
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'That nickname . . .'
'"Little bird." It wasn't mine. I found out later he gave it to every little girl that came in to be injected.
"Little Bird" didn't mean anything. It was a trick. There were thousands of "little birds", just like me, all thinking they were the only one.'

As a reporter, Jacques Peretti has spent his life investigating important stories. But there was one story, heard in scattered fragments throughout his childhood, that he never thought to investigate. The story of how his mother survived Auschwitz.

In the few last months of the Second World War, thirteen-year-old Alina Peretti, along with her mother and sister, was one of thirteen thousand non-Jewish Poles sent to Auschwitz. Her experiences there cast a shadow over the rest of her life.

Now ninety, Alina has been diagnosed with dementia. Together, mother and son begin a race against time to record her memories and preserve her family's story. Along the way, Jacques learns long-hidden secrets about his mother's family. He gains an understanding of his mother through retracing her past, learning more about the woman who would never let him call her 'Mum'.

About the Author

Alina Peretti graduated from Wroclaw University in Poland and trained as an architect, working in Senegal, England, France and Switzerland. She later became a tour guide, taking visitors all over the world, including to Auschwitz, but never went through the gates herself. She now lives in London with her husband Peter.

After graduating from The London School of Economics, Jacques Peretti became an investigative journalist. His award winning television series include The Men Who Made Us Fat, The Super Rich and Us, and Trillion Pound Island. His first book The Deals That Made The World is now a paperback, and his podcast series Edge of Reality available as an audible original.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781473646445
ISBN-10: 1473646448
Publisher: Hodder
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English