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Avrom Bendavid-Val 

When: Sat., Jan. 22, 11 a.m. 2011
It's never been easy for the Jews, but in the 19th century there was a community that existed apart from the Russian shetls immortalized in Fiddler on the Roof. Avrom Bendavid-Val tells the story of this remarkable place in his new book, The Heavens Are Empty: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod, which he'll discuss at Flyleaf Books at 2 p.m. A descendent of Trochenbrod, Bendavid-Val explores the rich history of the community, which existed for 130 years in the Radziwill Forest in Ukraine until its destruction by the Nazis in 1941. The product of 12 years of research, The Heavens Are Empty explores the rich history of Trochenbrod and the memories of those who once lived there. —Zack Smith

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