An extraordinary true story about the author's father, Mike Lewis, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who filmed the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.
Helen Lewis is a writer, editor and researcher who was born in the UK and moved to Australia when she was twenty-one. She lives in the hinterland of Eden, New South Wales, where she indulges her love of gardening.
`This mesmerising account of a daughter's quest to recreate her father's life as a combat cameraman sharpens our focus on what it means to bear witness to the unprecedented horrors of the Holocaust and its imprint on human history.' -- Mark Raphael Baker
`Military history buffs will love [Lewis's] tale... She offers a fine discussion on the responsibilities of photographers and publishers of war images.' * SA Weekend *
`How a Jewish boy from London's East End ended up clutching a camera to record the war's harrowing finale is the subject of Lewis's reflective study, The Dead Still Cry Out...It's equally a powerful and disturbing account of her attempt to come to terms with her father's task, his reluctance to describe in detail what he saw, and his legacy to history.' * Australian *
`[The Dead Still Cry Out] prompts reflection on the relationship between damaged parents and their children; the received trauma of being an observer of suffering; the question of the situation of Jews in the Diaspora in general and in Britain in particular; how history and memory are formed; and about the pervasiveness of Holocaust denial when such authoritative opposing evidence exists. This book is a fascinating read.' * J-Wire *