Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Jewish Dog (Hakelev Hayehudi) - Hebrew

by Asher Kravitz

There was a time when I wanted to write a book from the point of view of a dog. "A dog's life" I thought I'd call it. But then Paul Auster (Timboktu) and Asher Kravitz beat me up to it. The difference between their books and mine, however, would be that theirs are mostly sad. I wanted mine to be funny.
This book tells the story of the Jewish haulocost and world war II through the eyes of a dog who grew up in a Jewish family, and despite many fate turnovers, he always felt like a jew. Even when he had to bit up jews as the pet of the son of a Nazi officer. Even when he was stationed in Treblinka in the service of the Nazis.
It was mostly sad, but interesting.


Luiza said...

I'd love to read this book... Do you know how I can get the english version?
I've looking everywhere... But until now nothing.
C u.

elvenc said...

The book is only available in hebrew and hasn't been translated yet to any other languages. I hope it will be, because it simply is a marvelous read!