Breslav to explore growing up in a war zone
Published 12:43 pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Elisabeth H. Breslav will read and sign copies of "The Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road.
"That Mad Game: Growing Up in a Warzone" is an anthology of first-hand stories about being a child in a war zone and features Breslav.
The program is the one of several associated with Atria Darien's celebration of International Active Aging Week.
As a Dutch child during World War II, Breslav lived through the Nazi occupation of Holland and survived the "Hunger Winter," the extension of the occupation to 1945 in parts of Holland that grew from the November 1944 Allied defeat profiled in "A Bridge Too Far."
While there are numerous first-person accounts of the Holocaust, there is a dearth of English-language writings about the Nazi occupation of Europe from the perspective of those non-Jews who suffered through it. Breslav has lived in Stratford since 2003. She lived in Easton from 1959 to 2003.
While she has published other articles in several local newspapers and magazines, this is Breslav's first contribution to a book. This success came after years of seeking a publisher for her full memoirs. She hopes to publish those memoirs in the future.
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