Trochenbrod was a magical place. The only all Jewish town in Eastern Europe. A bustling town of more than 5,000 before the Nazis arrived. The town and all its inhabitants disappeared. Trochenbrod's story and the story of its few survivors were lost until Avrom Bendavid-Val went in search of his father's birthplace.
This fascinating book for Young Adults brings Trochenbrod back to life - through Avrom Bendavid-Val's research and his interviews with survivors.
The Lost Town: Bringing Back Trochenbrod is now available in EBook,
The Lost Town, a book for Young Adults, came about because readers of Avrom's first book, The Heaven's Are Empty, wanted a book they could pass along to their children, so they, too, could learn and remember the story of Trochenbrod.
Praise for The Heavens Are Empty
"A gripping story of a Jewish community that vanished in 1943. Well documented with interviews from people who lived there before the destruction of the town and the few survivors."
"Heartbreaking yet beautiful."
"An amazing account of one town destroyed.".
Lost Town - the movie
Avrom's search for his father's birthplace became the subject of a highly praised film by Jeremy Goldsheider and Richard Goldgewicht. You can learn more about the film 'Lost Town' below and at Seventh Art Releasing.
'Lost Town' utilizes contemporary documentary footage, original animation, and survivor testimonials to tell the story of how far one will go to claim their sense of identity.
"Together with the wonderfully obsessive researcher Avrom Bendavid-Val, they have fashioned a remarkable documentary that serves both as memorial to a vanished way of life and as celebration of persistence." -Cleveland Jewish News
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