Just when you thought there was nothing new that could possibly be said about the Holocaust, along come Gidon Lev and Julie Gray with this delightful, moving, original and yes charming account of an extraordinary man who happens to have been a child survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp. With irreverent humor and deep insight, “The True Adventures of Gidon Lev” presents an improbable love story -- of a man who had every reason to be bitter but instead fell in love with life. It is also the story of a late-life romance that will make you believe in happy-ever-after endings again. Read this wonderful book and you’ll fall in love too – with Gidon, with Julie, with the Jewish people and the nation they created out of the abyss.
--Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute, author, “Like Dreamers”
How do we remember in order to learn, and learn in order to build a better world—while not letting the Holocaust eclipse our life-affirming purpose and values? In "The True Adventures", truth—that is to say searching, love, humor, anger, despair, hope—is not shrouded in dark clouds, but aglow amidst them. Wonder of wonders, it is exactly through this tale, a tale with the Holocaust at its essence, that a new light is shed on Jewish possibility and purpose.
--Rabbi Susan Silverman, author of "Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World"