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Under the yellow and the red stars

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Under the yellow and the red stars
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 2 LEV

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 2 LEV
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2009]; ©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityAlex Levin.
Creators & ContributorsLevin, Alex (author)
Horowitz, Sara R. (contributor)
Azrieli, Naomi (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Levin, Alex (subject)
Summary"Under the Yellow & Red Stars is a remarkable story of survival, coming of age and homecoming after years as a stranger in a strange land. Alex Levin was only ten years old when he ran deep into the forest after the Germans invaded his hometown of Rokitno and only twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that he had neither parents nor a community to return to. A harrowing tale of escape, endurance and exceptional emotional resilience, Levin’s story also draws us into his later life as an officer and eventual outcast in the USSR, and as an immigrant who successfully built a new life in Canada. This poetically written memoir is imbued with loss and pain, but also with the optimistic spirit of a boy determined to survive." —Publisher
  • Series preface
  • Introduction / Sara R. Horowitz and Naomi Azrieli
  • Author's Preface
  • In the Shtetl of Rokitno
  • Our Flight from the Rokitno Massacre
  • We Take Shelter in the Forest
  • Out of the Woods
  • The Suvorov Military School
  • My Military Career
  • The Khruschev Era
  • Intrigue Rears Its Unwelcome Head
  • The Events of an Unnatural Life
  • Building a Future
  • In a New Country
  • Epilogue: Our Journey to the Places under the Yellow Stars
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Maps & Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxix, 174 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by The Azrieli Foundation