‘I want you to make a promise to me that you will always take care of your sisters. That you will always be there for one another. That you will not allow anyone to take you away from each other, ever. Do you understand?’
When they are little girls, Cibi, Magda and Livia make a promise to their father – that they will stay together, no matter what. Years later, at just 15, Livia is ordered to Auschwitz by the Nazis. Cibi, only 19 herself, remembers their promise and follows Livia, determined to protect her sister, or die with her. Together, they fight to survive through unimaginable cruelty and hardship.
Magda, only 17, stays with her mother and grandfather, hiding out in a neighbour’s attic or in the forest when the Nazi militia come to round up friends, neighbours and family. She escapes for a time, but eventually she too is captured and transported to the death camp.
In Auschwitz-Birkenau the three sisters are reunited and, remembering their father, they make a new promise, this time to each other: That they will survive.
Heather Morris is the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, which together have sold eight million copies worldwide. Now she brings us an astonishing new story that will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of three sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive in a place without hope.
Please join us for this FrankTALK with Heather Morris in-conversation on Tuesday 5 October at 7pm at the Frankston Arts Centre. This event is free but bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
Three Sisters, and Heather’s other bestselling titles can be purchased on the night thanks to Robinsons Bookshop or via their online store: robinsonsbooks.com.au
Presented by Frankston City Libraries