This collection adds a comic and often poignant twist to the story of the nearly 1 million strong Jews who lived in Arab lands before WW2. But Zevy, the son of an Ashkenazi father and Sephardic mother adds some shtick to his recollections. His Ashkenazi side is the wry, bemused spectator of the antics and entanglements of his other half.
From the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya to the halls of the Canadian Supreme Court, the Jewish women found in these pages have accomplished remarkable feats. Some survived the horrors of the Holocaust while others had more peaceful childhoods, but all of them saw unfairness in their world and decided to do something about it.
Romanian soldiers force Margalith and her family from their home and send them on a devastating deportation march to Transnistria, a wretched land between borders, an expanse of thousands of kilometres containing more than a hundred ghettos and camps. How will Margalith find A Light in the Clouds?
In 1943 Greece, young Tilde Cohen and her mother are Jewish and on the run from the Nazis. When they arrive unannounced on Princess Alice’s doorstep, begging her to shelter them, the Princess’s kindness is put to the test. Based on the true story.