A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything is Illuminated, is now rediscovered for a new generation.In the 19th century, nearly five million Jews lived in the Pale of Settlement. Most lived in shtetls―Jewish communities connected to larger towns―images of which are ingrained in popular imagination as the shtetl Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof. Brimming with life and tradition, family and faith, these shtetls existed in the shadow of their town’s oppressive anti-Jewish laws. Not Trochenbrod.
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Avrom Bendavid-Val’s father grew up in Trochenbrod and regaled him with tales of his childhood there. Avrom specialized in economic development and has traveled the world with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He retired in 2007 and lives in Washington, DC.Review:
“Starred Review. Intertwining his own research with the meticulously documented, gripping personal histories of Trochenbrod’s survivors, Bendavid-Val crafts a well-researched, detailed, and eminently readable work. This is an essential read for anyone interested in religious history, the culture and history of World War II, or Jewish history, as Bendavid-Val shares not only the culture and customs of Slavic Jews before the 1930s but also the long-lasting and deeply felt impact of the Holocaust on the survivors.”
- Library Journal
“A heartfelt account that resurrects a lost memory of the era.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“Unique and compelling. it is more than a story about Trochenbrod; it is a story of rediscovery and redemption.”
- Father Patrick Desbois, author of Holocaust by Bullets
“The definitive history of this definitive place. If this book feels more fantastical than my novel, or than any novel you’ve ever read, it is because of Trochenbrod’s ingenuity, the Holocaust’s ferocity, and Bendavid-Val’s heroic research and pitch-perfect storytelling.”
- Jonathan Safran Foer, from the preface
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Descrizione libro Pegasus Books, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1605981133
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