Lev Raphael

SG Books About Lev My Germany Writing a Jewish Life
Author Events Contact Lev Home


cover"Raphael contributes again to the genre of second-generation Holocaust literature in which he is a pioneer. In this poignant memoir, he takes readers on his journey to reconcile with the past. Having grown up in New York with survivor parents who hated Germans and everything German, Raphael is nervous when given the opportunity to do a book tour in Germany for his book Secret Anniversaries of the Heart. With much trepidation, he visits the places that haunted his family and caused him to bear the burden of their pain. True to his other works, his book is powerful and captivating to the end, painting vivid pictures of his parents’ suffering, his hatred of Germany, and eventually his healing and reconciliation."
Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW); reviewed by Holly S. Hebert, Rochester Coll., MI

Radio, TV, Podcasts, YouTube
Print Reviews and Features

Germany Tour 2010


why a jew learns german



SAJL Interview and Review

Germany Tour 2007


More books by Lev