Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth

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\"That's how we lived, surrounded by ghosts. They sat at the table while we ate our Sunday meal. They lay beside us in the bed as we slept...\"

In Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth, author Gina Roitman has captured her own experience as the daughter of Holocaust survivors in the character of Leah Smilovitz. An outsider, she belongs neither to her parents’ painful generation nor to her own.

Praise & Recognition

Roitman’s most captivating chapters deal with Leah’s parents, the legacy of their Holocaust experiences, and how they impact the life of their Canadian daughter. Jewish Book World


Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 158

ISBN: 978-1-897187-53-1

About the Author

Gina Roitman

Gina Roitman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Passau, Germany in 1948 and lived in the Pocking-Waldstadt Displaced Persons Camp before emigrating to Canada as a child. An award-winning writer and poet, she is currently completing a film entitled My Mother, the Nazi Midwife, and Me – a documentary about her discovery that the horrific stories she thought were told to terrify her as a child were actually true. She lives in Montreal.
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