Sunday, May 8, 2011


My new work is dedicated To All The People Everywhere Torn Out Of Their Roots

Segments of the project have been shown in power point presentations in Princeton, Plainsboro, and Kean University. A handout with a chronology of events was distributed at each event.

THE HISTORY CLASS will soon be made available in its entirety on Kindle, 159 pages with sixty pictures, drawings and maps.

I will also have it printed, but only in a limited luxury edition of thirty numbered and autographed copies.

For a taste of the work, here is its beginning:

"I survived the Twentieth century. This is about the why and the how.

"I was born Jewish and in Sarajevo. For both reasons, my life didn’t develop according to my own plans. Instead, I was water-boarded so to speak, slapped around by world events.

"In spite of all that has happened, the ‘Jewish problem’ remained unsolved for people like Hollywood’s Mel Gibson, Dior’s John Galliano, and TV’s Charlie Sheen, to mention just a few latest drunks. It may never end.

"As I was growing up in Yugoslavia, antisemitism was rising at home mimicking Hitler’s in Europe.

"In 1941, he occupied our country and forever destroyed our way of life. This was our second time in five centuries, only worse.

"This story IS about just one man, but it is also a history lesson on a generation and its century.

"A diminishing number of us still bears witness to the murderous bacchanalia of the Twentieth Century savages. When we leave as we must, the atrocities perpetrated on the Jews for being Jews will be terminally forgotten and repeated.

"Now, I’ve said it."


1 comment:

EvelineNow said...

After a note to you on Linked in I decided to know more. Here i am after the first reading. I ponder and think, I should also have met this man while I was writing The Canvas. I should have introduced him to Gerda Klein, perhaps the two could have guided me. We know life does not present all that we except. We must walk the walk as some say. Mrs. Klein offered me the encouragement I needed. My gut and creative mind brought me tenacity to put words I heard when I was young in a form to tell a story. Now, I know I must read more of Mr. Jasha Levi. His life may not have brought him exactly what he had in mind but he used the tools given to light the way for many to see. Thank you sir!
Eveline Horelle Dailey