Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus) July 14, 2010
Terracotta Ovens of My Childhood: The Story of a Little Girl from a Small Town Called Czernowitz: A Memoir by Elite Olshtain has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
This memoir tells the story of a little Jewish girl born in the spring of 1938, just before the Second World War. The family, who was relatively well off, lived in a small town, which had been part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and was now a district of Romania. Although the anti-Semitic climate had increased, life was still comfortable, until the Soviets took over the district in 1940 and the author’s father was recruited to the Red Army.
In 1941 the Germans and Romanians conquered the town and all Jews were sent to a ghetto. Many of the Jews were deported from the ghetto to the concentration camps in Transnistria, including the author’s father. The little girl, however, stayed with her grandmother throughout the war. The mother was away for nearly three years in the camp, but miraculously, the whole family reunited and eventually immigrated to Israel, where they built their lives again.
Elite Olshtain was born in 1938 in Czernowitz. She currently lives in Jerusalem, Israel, with her husband, Zeev. She has three daughters and nine grandchildren, and she retired as full professor in Language Education from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2006. She enjoys reading, walking, and traveling.
Terracotta Ovens of My Childhood: The Story of a Little Girl from a Small Town Called Czernowitz: A Memoir is a 142-page paperback at the retail price of $15.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0653-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.dorrancepressroom.com or our online bookstore at http://www.dorrnacebookstore.com.