THOSE WERE THE DAYS

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

by Oscar Felix

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Oscar Felix (1893-1980), was born in the Ukraine, in Brailov, a village with one doctor, who also doubled as the town barber. From day one, Oscar was introduced to a cold, cruel and hungry world. His father had died six months before he was born and left his mother with enough debts, that she could not afford to buy straw to heat the house. Thirst and hunger were the staple of Oscar's life and that of his six siblings. Humor reflected their social standing: When does a Jew sing? When he is hungry.

Against all odds, Oscar Felix made it out. By the age of twenty, he had taken the most important decision of his life, thanks to Thomas Edison and a box that he had invented, in a far away land called America. A wealthy lawyer in Brailov, had bought a phonograph and every Friday evening, he would put the phonograph on his balcony for the entire population in the shtetl to enjoy.

Oscar Felix introduces us to a slew of characters from the shtetl. The poverty is unimaginable. Yet, Felix had his mind set on one thing and one thing only, and he let nothing get in the way. After an adventurous journey, he finally ended up in Santa Monica, California and instantly knew he was home. Oscar Felix was lucky to escape before every Jew in Brailov, including his own family, was buried alive by the nazis.

His is a timeless story. There are millions of Oscar Felixes out there today, with the same goal in mind; how to reach the greatest nation on earth.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159066213
Publisher: seasidepress.org
Publication date: 04/14/2018
Series: Holocaust/WWII memoirs by seasidepress.org, , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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