Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: "Therefore, Choose Life. . ."

The happiness that every bridegroom experiences at his first family wedding supper was diminished in my case by a sense of loss. I could not suppress the thought that none, not one, of my unforgettable, beloved family had survived to see my wedding, which would change my lonely life for the better in the most fundamental way.

-- "Therefore, Choose Life. . ." by Moisey Wolf, edited and translated by Judson Rosengrant, published by OSU Press with the support of the Oregon Jewish Museum.

Dr. Moisey Wolf spent his Jewish childhood in Poland, escaped the Holocaust, served in the Soviet Army during World War II, had a distinguished career as a psychiatrist in post-Stalinist Soviet Russia, came to America in 1992, and spent the last 15 years of his life in Portland, Oregon.  His autobiography, still in manuscript form when he died in 2007, is the story of a remarkable life lived in extraordinary times.

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Carol Ford said...

This is a great teaser and this book sounds like it would be an excellent read.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a powerful story!

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