Author(s): Anna Rosner Blay
Sister Sister was shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Award and the New South Wales Premiers Award in 1998. From the busy marketplaces of pre-war Krakow, Poland, to the horror of the Holocaust and the haven of Schindler's factory, to the apparent peace and safety of a suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia, this is the story of two sisters who miraculously survived.Their extraordinary life stories are interwoven with the childhood and later memories of the narrator, Anna, daughter and niece of the two sisters, Hela and Janka.Through the recollections and dreams of these three voices we learn of worlds and people forever lost, of shattered hopes, of the fragility of survival, and of the power of the human spirit.First Published 1998
Anna Rosner Blay, daughter of Hela and Leopold Rosner, is a member of the second generation group called SHOAH who meet regularly to share experiences about being the children of Holocaust survivors. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where Sister, Sister has just been published to hugh critical acclaim.