Price: $14.00


    by Odile Suganas

    Softcover, 70 pages (includes color and B/W photos)
    Devora Publishing, Urim Publications, 2010
    ISBN: 978-193-444-090-2

    About the Author: 

    Odile Suganas writes articles for various French Jewish magazines, and she was among he contributors to Lituanie Juive (Lithuanian Jewry) 1918-1940, published in Paris by Editions Autrement in 1996. She is a co-founder of the "French Committee for the Days of Memory," which held an international symposium in 1993 in Vilnius to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1943 liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto. Odile Suganas lives in Paris, France.

    Praise for Vanished Faces:
    "All these forever-lost faces go on to live in us, including those French peasants, the Lacaves, who saved Odile and her parents near Mirande, not far from Toulouse, and who offer a magnificent, energetic, hopeful transfusion at the end of this Jewish Journey that we warmly recommend."
    -Claude Bochurberg, Actualite Juive

    "While this is a small book, it is very well-written as well as presented; Odile Suganas recounts her family's past. It is a deeply captivating book."
    -Journal de la Resistance

    "Who has not dreamed of going, one day, along the tracks of his family, forgetting distances and complications? Odile Suganas did it, starting one day on a journey which led her from Paris to the heart of Lithuania. Finding - by herself - houses, gravestones, an ex-neighbors, she realized the feat involved in making them come back from darkness, where barbarity had attempted to imprison them, forever."
    - Sylvie Hirsch, Magazine of Organization of Help to Children

    "This is a story of a woman who searches for her Jewish Lithuanian ancestors and recounts her journey in an album-type way. The characters question the reader in every page, and the style is a clever and quite different approach."
    Edgar Reichman