Of the approximately 15,000 children imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp of Térézin (Theresienstadt ) near Prague, less than 100 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children.

Gidon’s is the story of a little boy who never really grew up. His life spans the horrors of the Holocaust, the beginnings of a fledgling country, two marriages, six children, and a late-in-life romance that made the telling of his story more than possible but also imperative during these tumultuous times.

The True Adventures of Gidon Lev offers a primer on Jewish and Israeli history, insights into the culture of the modern state of Israel, and the inspiration to carry on after hardship and loss.

From Prague to New York to California and back to Israel again, Gidon Lev and Julie Gray take us on a journey into the depths and back up into the sunshine of hope, love, laughter, and possibilities. Weaving Gidon’s invaluable memories together with the cultural and historical backstory of time and place, Julie Gray invites readers inside the process of mining memories for truths and history for lessons.

Listen to a sample of the audio version of the True Adventures here. 

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about Gidon, Terezin, and the book, which will be available in the beginning of August, 2020. Please sign up for our mailing list so you can stay in the loop of this labor of love. Gidon and I are both passionate about Holocaust education and supporting dignity and human rights for all. 

To contact us regarding Gidon or Julie speaking to your church, synagogue or community center, via Zoom, please email hello at julie gray dot info. 

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