15 episodes

Of the 15,000 children in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt, fewer than 92 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Lev is the quirky story of a Holocaust survivor and the writer who loved him.
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The True Adventures of Gidon Lev Julie Gray

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Of the 15,000 children in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt, fewer than 92 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Lev is the quirky story of a Holocaust survivor and the writer who loved him.
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    Mother | 15

    Mother | 15

    When he finds the long-lost Holocaust testimony of his mother, Gidon spots inaccuracies. Whose memory is more reliable, those of Gidon or his mother? After a long life, can Gidon find forgiveness for Doris? With a buckle and a whoosh, Gidon sets off on the New Adventures of Gidon Lev. 
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    • 24 min
    The Like of This | 14

    The Like of This | 14

    A visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem reveals the true fate of Gidon's father, Ernst, and some unsettling statistics about the state of Holocaust education today. 
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    • 26 min
    Into the Dark | 13

    Into the Dark | 13

    Looking back at a long, adventurous life, Gidon reveals the subject of his deepest sorrow and most difficult challenge - cancer. 
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    • 17 min
    A Life Less Ordinary | 12

    A Life Less Ordinary | 12

    After the heart-wrenching events that took place in 1970, Gidon begins his life anew yet again when he meets a brunette intellectual, Susan, who will change the course of his life forever. This unlikely partnership, filled with love, heartache, and adventure will last for over 40 years. 
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    • 31 min
    Paved Over Paradise | 11

    Paved Over Paradise | 11

    Reeling from shock and weighted with the emotional trauma of the Holocaust, Gidon Lev reacted to the abduction of his children in the only way that made sense to him. He went on a wild goose chase in California. Things didn't go as planned. 
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    • 33 min
    Things Fall Apart | 10

    Things Fall Apart | 10

    On May 15th, 1967, Gidon is called up for emergency duty and sent to the Golan Heights, leaving his wife and baby behind. Israel manages to survive the Six Day War but what lies just around the corner for Gidon will be the most traumatic experience of his life. 
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    • 33 min

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