A New Life in Israel: 1950-1954

A New Life in Israel: 1950-1954

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Shimon Redlich

ISBN: 9781618117151 (hardcover) / 9781618117168 (paperback)
Pages: 134 pp.; 26 illus.
Publication Date: January 2018


A New Life in Israel, 1950-1954 is the last book in the trilogy about Shimon Redlich’s childhood and adolescence. In Together and Apart in Brzezany he discussed his childhood in prewar and wartime Brzezany. Life in Transit told the story of his adolescence in the city of Lodz in postwar Poland. A New Life in Israel focuses on his first years in the Jewish state. The book bears witness to the adjustment of one young immigrant—one among thousands—to the realities of a new life in Israel.

Shimon Redlich, a child survivor of the Holocaust, was born in Lwow in 1935 and lived in nearby Brzezany until 1945, when he was repatriated to Lodz. He left Poland for Israel in 1950. He studied at Hebrew University, Harvard, and New York University. He taught History at Ben-Gurion University for close to forty years. Redlich has written numerous books and articles on the history of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Chapter One The Promised Land
Chapter Two Kibbutz Merhavia
Chapter Three Afula
Chapter Four Training Base Four