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We Were the Lucky Ones

Based on the unforgettable story of one family determined to survive war-torn Europe

by Georgia Hunter


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Inspired by one family's extraordinary wartime story, for anyone enthralled by The Tattooist of Auschwitz


1939. Three generations of the Kurc family strive to live normal lives despite the growing hardships they face as Jews. But as the realities of war rush to meet them, they are cast to the wind and must do everything they can to find their way through a devastated continent to freedom.

Based on an incredible true story that ranges from pre-war Parisian jazz clubs to the desolation of the Siberian gulag, and follows the Kurc family as refugees, prisoners and fighters, We Were the Lucky Ones is a testament to the notion that even in the darkest of times, the human spirit can find a way to survive, and even triumph.

'Brave and mesmerising' Paula McLain, author of Circling the Sun

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Georgia Hunter (Author)

When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learnt that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family's staggering history. Hunter's blog,, offers a behi...

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