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CHAIM SCHLESSEL lost his family to the Holocaust more than sixty years ago. He vowed to embrace life and protect his own wife and children from his painful memories and harrowing experiences. Finding solace in his family, his painting and the healing effects of his wife’s cooking, he has kept his nightmares at bay. But when a new neighbor unwittingly triggers the terrors of his past, Chaim is faced with the horrors that increasingly haunt his soul and threaten his sanity.
DAVID SCHLESSEL, grown, married and successful, is plagued by the always taboo subject of his father’s suffering at the hands of the Nazis. As a second generation survivor, he struggles with his father’s unwillingness to discuss the past and his own inability to communicate with those he loves. With his marriage falling apart and his relationship with his own children deteriorating, David, after numerous false starts, ultimately vows to conquer his inner turmoil.
United by a history they cannot discuss, yet starkly alone in their private struggles, father and son confront their demons as well as one another in a stand-off that will change them both forever.
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NOW AVAILABLE! AFTER MANY REQUESTS FRIEDA SCHLESSEL HAS GRACIOUSLY AGREED TO GO PUBLIC WITH SIXTEEN OF HER FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPES!
Frieda’s Favorites is not available anywhere else.
Among the delicacies found in the book: Frieda’s famous mandelbrot, blintzes, challah, latkes, brisket, and much more.
Frieda’s dedication reads, in part: May these recipes keep your families well-fed and may your preparations show your families they’re well loved.
Khap a nash (grab a bite to eat)!