For Better For Worse
by Rachel Semo-Wool
About the eBook:
Four generations in the life of one Jewish family, from Bulgaria to Palestine and from poverty to affluence.
=&0=& follows a Jewish Bulgarian family through two world wars, injury and loss, persecution and poverty, to success and renown. It takes the reader from the Bulgarian snow to the Mediterranean mud, across language, climate and cultural change, through the unbelievable escape from the European hell to a new start at a Jewish settlement in Palestine, the War of Independence and the establishment of the Israeli state.
One family, two centuries, four generations: surviving, starting over, believing in the future!
=&0=& is a rare depiction of the thriving Jewish community that existed in Bulgaria for hundreds of years – one of the only Jewish communities in Europe not to be annihilated during the Holocaust, despite the country’s Fascist history.
The story is told by Rachel, a young Bulgarian girl who has personally witnessed the horrors of the 20th century and has become a true Israeli, and the narrator of a magnificent family saga. She was born in 1939 in Europe, which was about to burst into flames, a Jewish girl in a world that rejected her kind, and deported with her family from Sofia to a remote Bulgarian village. The story continues to follow the new generation of Israeli born children that managed to fulfill their forefathers’ commitment to high achievements and success. Sadly, only few of the older relatives are alive to witness the family legacy come true, as their grandchildren become outstanding citizens in their homeland.
The fascinating and inspiring story of a Jewish family from Bulgaria through the upheavals of the 20th century.
Amazing, heartbreaking, breathtaking, riveting, emotional.. I could go on and on! I will admit I was a little nervous reading this at first just because of how much of an emotional basket case I can be but wow was it worth it. The way Rachel goes into detail about her families past and hers as well put such an emotional toll on me that I am grateful to have now. This book pulls you in so tight in a way you just can’t imagine. I could not begin to explain how many emotions I went through while reading this eBook would be extremely hard because I believe some of them you can’t even put into words. All I have to say is that this is a absolute must read and I would recommend it to every book lover out there.