“People who have lived their lives in freedom in this country have no idea what it means to be uprooted,” he said. "Your life stops, and suddenly you are nobody.”
Some of the many professions he has held include war engineer, journalist, electrician, draftsman, and toy seller at Saks Fifth Avenue. He eventually went on to become the associate director of Recording for the Blind, Inc., and the executive director of In Touch Networks, Inc.
Over the last few years he has added author to his long list of accomplishments, writing three books which reflect on his life experiences, in particular the history of the Holocaust.
Levi said it wasn’t until he began writing his memoir and his editor began asking him more details about his life that he realized he was part of a major occurrence in history.
“The fact that six million Jews died in the Holocaust, but I survived….I never really thought about that, that I was truly a part of that historical event,” he said, noting that he spent much of his life in denial.
Levi is the author of “Requiem for a Country,” “Blood Without Honey,” and “The Last Exile: The Tapestry of a Life.” More information on Levi is available here.
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