Finding Phil

Lost in War and Silence

Paul Levy

A nephew's search for the uncle he never knew
Date Published :
July 2016
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780872332249
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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Paul Levy was a year old when his Uncle Phil was killed in World War II, and his family, like many, faced their grief with silence. Upon retirement, and seventy years after his uncle’s death, he set out to discover what might still be found about Phil. At every step, research led to unexpected turns, and ultimately revealed a vivid portrait of Phil’s life and, astoundingly, of his death. In the process, the author also gained insights into war, antisemitism, family silences, and heroism, and encountered intriguing and sometimes famous characters who had touched Phil’s life.

About The Author
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Paul Levy and his wife Elizabeth are retired and live in Concord, New Hampshire. Paul had careers as a poverty lawyer, social worker, and professor of human services. Currently he is active in social justice issues and is a frequent contributor to the Concord Monitor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Prologue: The Sound of Silence
MY SEARCH BEGINS
The Package
Into the Vosges
YOUTH
Introducing Phil
The Choice
Barbara
WAR
Aboard the Dunera
Did Galula Make It Through?
Into Combat
At the Front
Mystery at the Border
To the End
And Beyond
Nuremberg, Zoepf, and Voss
GIVING MEANING
Louis
Nathan
Mark
Return to Petit Wingen
Return to Wingen-sur-Moder
Epilogue: Stories and Silences
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Map and Photograph Credits
Acknowledgments

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