The True Adventures of Gidon Lev: Rascal Holocaust Survivor Optimist

The True Adventures of Gidon Lev: Rascal Holocaust Survivor Optimist

by Julie Gray


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The quirky, hopeful, and thoroughly inspirational story of the unusual life of a Holocaust survivor and the writer who loved him. Of the 15,000 children in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic, fewer than 100 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is a love letter to life that IndieReader called "Inventively structured and impeccably written." (5 star review)

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ISBN-13: 9781735249704
Publisher: Julie Gray
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 249,781
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Julie Gray was born in 1964 in the San Joaquin Valley in California. A longtime Huffington Post contributor, Julie has been published in the Sanskrit Literary Journal, Moment Magazine, The Times of Israel, MovieMaker Magazine, Script Magazine, and Hip Mama. Her essay "The Freaking Autumn of My Life" was included in the anthology "Aging: An Apprenticeship." A veteran essayist and editor, Julie moved to Israel in 2012 and is working on her memoir "They Do Things Differently Here."

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1. Gidon Lev

2. Praha

3. Italska

4. Karlovy Vary

5. The Fortress

6. Térézin

7. Howl

8. Liberation

9. 1947

10. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

11. Grace Street

12. A Man to Till the Soil

13. The New Jew

14. Nahal

15. Big Hard Sun

16. Archaeology

17. From Sparks

18. 1967

19. Things Fall Apart

20. Paved over Paradise

21. The War of Attrition

22. Hadas

23. A Life Less Ordinary

24. She Lifted up Her Wings

25. A Journey of 10,000 Steps

26. The Like of This

27. Mother

28. Hineni

Gidon's Afterword

Interviews With Gidon Lev


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