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ISBN-13: 9781515311942
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Anita Helaina Lavi is a second generation holocaust survivor. Her degree is in Nursing Science with a background in Early Childhood Development. Ms. Lavi is an RN, actress, writer, dancer and owned a dance studio for several years where she taught ballet and tap to children, ages 3 - 10. She currently utilizes her RN License to educate patients with cancer and end of life issues. Anita Lavi has published poetry, has instructional dance DVD's and additionally, has been seen in several movies and TV productions. Some of Anita's recent work includes collaboration with her father, Manny Steinberg, author of "Outcry - Holocaust Memoirs" which has reached successful notoriety worldwide.

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Mendel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite We each have a story, history or culture which helps to identify who we are. Some families are experts in keeping family traditions alive while others are not because they wish to forget. Mendel: A Holocaust Story for Children by Anita Lavi tells the story of her father, Manny ‘Mendel’ Steinberg, who along with his father and brother, Stanley, were Holocaust survivors. This children’s book details the journey that Mendel and his family undertook - from his mother and little brother, Jacob, being separated from him, Stanley and his father, and being thrown into various concentration camps to maintaining a glimmer of hope, faith and persistence through it all. With each level of separation, Manny’s faith that he would one day see his family again got stronger. He was eventually able to reconnect with his father and brother, Stanley, which led them to the U.S. for a new life and a new beginning. This book is important because Anita has taken this story, which is based upon a conceptual excerpt from her father, Manny’s book, Outcry, and provided some basic nuggets for children to be able to read and understand about the history of the Jewish community. It's hard to forgive someone or a system that is continually seeking to oppress you, but with their faith in God and prayer they were not only able to overcome these challenges, but continue to instill God, love, respect for others and elements of protection in their kids. These factors will not only keep the elements of the history of the Holocaust alive within their family, but it will also teach the future generations and others to come.