Uncle Berl: Collected Short stories

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Xlibris Corporation, Dec 9, 2008 - Drama - 262 pages
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"This collection of sixty-nine short stories and one poem combines works providing glimpses into life during the Holocaust, W.W. II and post-war period. UNCLE BERL tells the story of author’s maternal uncle and how he and his family survived the Holocaust. The final story in the collection “Quid pro Quo” gives us a look into the life of Berl’s son, a colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces and military attaché to Argentina. This collection of wry and humorous stories will strike a chord of recognition in the reader, as the tales focus on what is universal in human experience. George Oscar Lee with his uncanny wit and understanding of human nature, will certainly make you laugh, and sometimes cry, as he cover life under good and sometimes not-so-good conditions."
 

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Contents

Uncle Berl
1
Lost And Found
15
My Friend Vania
30
Shredder for Paper Shredding Sake
48
What Has to Hang
62
Three Tankists
76
The Jewish Dilemma
90
The Bathroom Attendant
104
Sleeping Beauty
125
Am
144
Looking for Emanuel Rappaport
157
Beggars Curse
172
Mixed Marriages and UnMixed Emotions
188
The UnChristian Way
203
Quiet Evening at Home
217
To My Very Own Son Mitchell on His Fiftieth Birthday
233

A Tribute to Bruno Schultz Writer
112

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About the author (2008)

Lee was born in Poland. In 1941 he ran away to Russia to avoid the invading German army. He joined the Polish army in 1943. He fully participated in the Liberation of Warsaw. In 1948 he joined relatives in New York, married and raised a family. Having been a Vice President of a Chemical Company for 30 years he retired to Florida in 1994. He took several courses at F.I.U. and is currently the Vice Chairman of Florida Chapter of Am. Friends of Israel Disabled War Veterans.

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