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The Crate: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice

The Crate: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice

by Deborah Vadas Levison


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After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust – in ghettos, on death marches, and in concentration camps – a young couple seeks refuge in Canada. They settle into a new life, certain that the terrors of their past are behind them. They build themselves a cozy little cottage on a lake in Muskoka, a cottage that becomes emblematic of their victory over the Nazis. The charming retreat is a safe haven, a refuge from haunted memories.

That is, until a single act of unspeakable violence defiles their sanctuary. Poking around the dark crawl space beneath their cottage, they discover a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and almost hidden from view. Nothing could have prepared them for the horror of the crate’s contents – or how the peace and tranquility of their lives would be shattered.

Now, their daughter, Deborah Vadas Levison, an award-winning journalist, tells the extraordinary account of her parents' ordeals, both in one of the darkest times in world history and their present-day lives. Written in searing, lyrical prose, THE CRATE: A Story Of War, A Murder, And Justice examines man’s seemingly limitless capacity for evil... but also, his capacity for good.

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ISBN-13: 9781947290693
Publisher: SceneBooks Inc.
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Deborah Vadas Levison is an award-winning journalist, publicist, and storyteller, and, also, a child of Holocaust survivors. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, she now lives in Connecticut with one husband, one dog, and three children. Visit her at

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