Tommy Lustig’s wonderful memoir, “Children on Death Row: The Hate and the War,” about his imprisonment in Terezin at 6 years old, and his father’s experience in Auschwitz, was the primary inspiration for my historical novel, “Pavel’s Violin: A Song of Hope.” I am just finishing up the wonderful experience of helping Tom to edit his memoir, and it will soon be republished on Amazon in print and Kendle editions. This will be the tenth edition of his work. Watch for it coming soon, with this new cover:
from a Reader:
The story is real, a vivid account of the people who lived through an unthinkable time in our history.
Melnyk writes: “I hope you will not just learn about what happened,, but that you will become part of the story, yourself”…….”I hope that you will not only hear the Violin, but you will experience the playing of it”. Well he (the author) takes you there. You are one with the characters, and experience their pain, suffering, hope, and joy. And you hear the music. The wonderful music. The universal language that heals. The Song of Hope…
The author has selflessly pledged to donate all proceeds from the sale of this book to the United States Holocaust Museum and other Holocaust Memorials.
I was working on a visual way to express my philosophy of life . . .
Another beautiful piece of paper-cut Judaica from my good friend Kim Phillips at Hebrica Judaica & Miscillanica here in Monteagle. She did it on commission from a design I came up with – The Tree of Life, rooted in Chesed (steadfast love), grown in the spirit of Dayenu (it is enough for us), is crowned in Shalom (wholeness and peace.)
See more of Kim’s work at hebrica.com
Or order your own copy of this beautiful Tree of Life Here