Painted in words. The portrait of a lost time
Audio recording: Reading and Talk With Samuel Bak
Samuel Bak describes Jewish life in Wilna shortly before the obliteration.
At the heart of the family story is the nine-year-old Samuel Bak, now an artist of international renown, who for sixty years was only able to express his experiences in pictures - until he wrote this book.
"Of all the hundreds of books I have read on the period before and after the Shoa, Samuel Bak's book is unique," writes Amos Oz in his foreword.
Organized in cooperation with the Literaturhandlung and Beltz Publishers.
10 October 2007