If you haven't had a chance to read this fascinating book, now is a good time to pick up a copy.
The Lost Town: Bringing Back Trochenbrod by Avrom Bendavid-Val will be FREE in EBook from April 27th through April 30th.
This is an important story to be read, remembered, and passed on. It is a young adult book for readers of all ages. As on reader commented, "it is an incredible, unbelievable, true story . . ."
About the book : Trochenbrod was a bustling commercial center of nearly 6,000 people, all Jews, hidden deep in the forest in Northwest Ukraine. It thrived as a tiny Jewish kingdom unnoticed and unknown to most people, even though it was “the big city” for surrounding Ukrainian and Polish villages. The people of Trochenbrod vanished in the Holocaust, and soon nothing remained of this vibrant 130-year-old town but a mysterious double row of trees and bushes in a clearing in the forest.
Avrom Bendavid-Val makes Trochenbrod’s true story accessible, enjoyable, and memorable for young readers. The Lost Town follows his adventures while uncovering the lost history of the magical place where his father was born and raised. An imagined Trochenbrod was the setting for Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, Everything is Illuminated , and the movie by the same name.
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What readers are saying:
"I found this book to be fascinating!! To be able to learn of others affected by the war at that time was unbelievable. I always learned about what I thought by to be 'all of it' but, reading this book opened my eyes to so many others who had to endure and overcome. I will definitely reread this book and my son 'the history buff' will definitely find this book fascinating also!
"The triumph of this book is that the author does manage to rediscover and tell the story of the lost town, and the lost people of that town, through his research and contacts with the few who lived to remember. The triumph here is in remembering. In restoring what evil attempted to obliterate from history and from the hearts and minds of all people. This book bears witness to the worth of human life, human struggle to survive against all odds. With all the horrors it records, the ultimate message is one of hope and redemption. Certainly a worthwhile read!"
"His stories from the former villagers, diaries, and historical events are pulled together marvelously to paint a full picture of not only village life, but the reasons for the decisions that shaped their daily lives."
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