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Where Is Home? Stories from the Life of a German-Jewish Emigre

Gad Granach

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ISBN 10: 0982225113 / ISBN 13: 9780982225110
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170 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Did you come out of personal conviction or are you from Germany was the question German Jews were asked when they arrived in Palestine in 1933. Few came out of conviction. The majority of 60, 000 German Jews who took refuge in the then British mandate came because they had no other option. Palestine was not the land of their dreams, but rather a place of asylum where one would have to start life anew. Doctors became bus-drivers, lawyers raised chickens, and artists worked as waiters. For the young however, immigration to Palestine was a great adventure, the beginning of a new life free from old conventions and sometimes the beginning as well of a life or death battle. Gad Granach still went by Gerhard when he arrived at Haifa Harbor in 1936 at the age of 21. The son of a famous actor, he encountered a land of neither milk nor honey, and took part in five major wars and a number of smaller ones, wishing all the while that that God would choose another people and leave the Jews in peace. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780982225110

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Title: Where Is Home? Stories from the Life of a ...

Publisher: Atara Press

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â Did you come out of personal conviction or are you from Germany?â was the question German Jews were asked when they arrived in Palestine in 1933. Few came out of conviction. The majority of 60,000 German Jews who took refuge in the then British mandate came because they had no other option. Palestine was not the land of their dreams, but rather a place of asylum where one would have to start life anew. Doctors became bus-drivers, lawyers raised chickens, and artists worked as waiters. For the young however, immigration to Palestine was a great adventure, the beginning of a new life free from old conventions and sometimes the beginning as well of a life or death battle.

Gad Granach still went by Gerhard when he arrived at Haifa Harbor in 1936 at the age of 21. The son of a famous actor, he encountered a land of neither milk nor honey, and took part in five major wars and a number of smaller ones, wishing all the while that that God would â chooseâ another people and leave the Jews in peace.

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"A charismatic witness to the Berlin of the 1930s, Israel during its kibbutz years and present-day Jerusalem." --Der Tagesspiegel

"A contemporary from whom one always desires another sentence." --Die Zeit

"Filled with a wonderful, lively sense of humor" --Der Spiegel

"Granach is highly entertaining as well as thought provoking. A supreme raconteur." --Sueddeutsche Zeitung

"An absolute must-read!" --Radio Bayern

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