The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is the story of a charming, playful octogenarian Holocaust survivor, a Californian thirty years his junior, and the writing of a book about Gidon’s extraordinary life. Of the approximately fifteen thousand children who were imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp of Térézin, only an estimated ninety-two survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. With humor, humanity, and compassion, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev offers insights into carrying on after unimaginable loss, a primer on Jewish and Israeli history, and astute observations about the culture and ethos of the modern state of Israel and its tragic conflict. Weaving Gidon’s invaluable memories together with the cultural and historical backstory of time and place, Julie Gray invites readers inside the process of mining memories for truths and history for lessons.
The True Adventures of Gidon Lev: Rascal. Holocaust Survivor. Optimist.
- From the Publisher
June 29, 2019
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