Uncle Berl

Collected Short stories

by George Oscar Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/12/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781436389143

About the Book

"This collection of sixty-nine short stories and one poem combines works providing glimpses into life during the Holocaust, W.W. II and post-war period. UNCLE BERL tells the story of author’s maternal uncle and how he and his family survived the Holocaust. The final story in the collection “Quid pro Quo” gives us a look into the life of Berl’s son, a colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces and military attaché to Argentina. This collection of wry and humorous stories will strike a chord of recognition in the reader, as the tales focus on what is universal in human experience. George Oscar Lee with his uncanny wit and understanding of human nature, will certainly make you laugh, and sometimes cry, as he cover life under good and sometimes not-so-good conditions."

About the Author

GEORGE OSCAR LEE was born on Sept. 1st, 1924 in Drohobycz, Poland. In June of 1941 he ran away to Russia just ahead of invading German troops. Shortly after he was arrested by the NKVD. Released as a Polish citizen, he joined the Polish Army at the end of 1943. He participated in the Liberation of Warsaw, street fights in Kolberg, Stettin, reaching Berlin in May 1945. After the war he came to D.P.Camp Foehrenwald, where he met his future wife, whom he married in Brooklyn in 1949. The union was blessed with two children, a daughter with U.N. and son attorney at law and four grandchildren. Having been a Vice-President of a Chemical Company, he retired to South Florida. He is the author of four books and many short stories and poems published in FORWARD, BIALYSTOKER SHTIME and in SLOWO ZYDOWSKIE, ZIEMIA DROHOBYCKA in Polish. He is a member of the Jewish War Veterans, guest speaker and lecturer.