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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Paperback ISBN:9781631926860

The Girl On the Wall

A Journey Through the Shoah to Self-Discovery

by Preeva Tramiel

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A moving , warm, and funny journey from the memories of a painful childhood shadowed by ghosts of dead relatives to the proud inheritance of a rich history that was obscured by unspoken jealousy and early sadness.


The author reaches into history, the electronic memory of the planet. and a box that used to hold Bacardi rum to cheat death and recreate the facts of her father's life in Transcarpathian Ruthenia, Prague, and  Israel. Overcoming a fear of leaving her cozy home and routine, she discovers that love can be rediscovered long after the object of love is gone.

About the author

Preeva Adler Tramiel is a very lucky second generation survivor who writes, gardens, and volunteers in Northern California. She is ex-officio president of the independent Congregation Etz Chayim. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Observer; Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Thought; and the Bay Daily News, where she wrote a column for three years. Online, she is a "Jewess With Attitude" on the Jewish Women's Archive blog, and on her websites, Preeva.net and Onccakebaker.com. An alumna of Barnard College, she appeared as a contestant on the TV game show Win Ben Stein's Money (for which she won a consolation prize) in 2000. This book, under the name Shadow Sister, was a finalist in the 2014 Memoir contest held by She Writes Press