THE LOST TOWN: Bringing Back Trochenbrod is a book for young readers that tells the story of the most unusual but unknown shtetl in Eastern Europe; and it traces the adventure of discovery that revealed the story.
At its height Trochenbrod was a bustling commercial center of more than 5,000 people, all Jews, hidden deep in a Ukrainian forest.
The book opens with the town’s first settlers evading a czar’s edict in the early 1800s by trekking to a marshy clearing in order to farm. It follows Trochenbrod’s surprising 130-year story that ends with the town’s destruction in the Holocaust.
A final chapter brings the reader to an unexpected event in 2009.
THE LOST TOWN tells Trochenbrod’s unique story and the author’s adventures in uncovering it.
THE LOST TOWN makes the tale of Trochenbrod accessible, enjoyable, and memorable for readers aged 12-17, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.
THE LOST TOWN presents the story in a way that helps young readers learn about elements of Jewish history and tradition.
THE LOST TOWN also presents the story in a way that helps young readers learn elements of Holocaust history, conveyed with sensitivity, but without skirting basic truths.
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