One hundred Saturdays : : Stella Levi and the search for a lost world

Title One hundred Saturdays : : Stella Levi and the search for a lost world
Names Frank, Michael.
Book Number DB113678
Title Status In Process
Narrator Frank, Michael.
Language English
Annotation "With nearly a century of life behind her, Stella Levi had never before spoken in detail about her past. Then she met Michael Frank. He came to her Greenwich Village apartment one Saturday afternoon to ask her a question about the Juderia, the neighborhood on the Greek island of Rhodes where she'd grown up in a Jewish community that had thrived there for half a millennium. Neither of them could know this was the first of one hundred Saturdays over the course of six years that they would spend in each other's company. During these meetings Stella traveled back in time to conjure what it felt like to come of age on this luminous, legendary island in the eastern Aegean, which the Italians conquered in 1912, began governing as an official colonial possession in 1923, and continued to administer even after the Germans seized control in September 1943. The following July, the Germans rounded up all 1,700-plus residents of the Juderia and sent them first by boat and then by train to Auschwitz on what was the longest journey-measured by both time and distance-of any of the deportations. Ninety percent of them were murdered upon arrival. Probing and courageous, candid and sly, Stella is a magical modern-day Scheherazade whose stories reveal what it was like to grow up in an extraordinary place in an extraordinary time-and to construct a life after that place has vanished. One Hundred Saturdays is a portrait of one of the last survivors drawn at nearly the last possible moment, as well as an account of a tender and transformative friendship between storyteller and listener, offering a powerful "reminder that the ability to listen thoughtfully is a rare and significant gift" (The Wall Street Journal)." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Biography - BIO
Personal narratives - PRNR
War - NonFiction - WARN
Europe - Other parts of Europe - 949
History - Europe - 940
LC Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Greece - Rhodes (Island) - Personal narratives
Jews - Greece - Rhodes (Island) - Biography
Rhodes (Greece : Island) - Biography
Call Number 949.5870049240092 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2022. 9781797147611
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