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By Ludmilla Ulitskaya

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2006
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Daniel Stein, a Polish Jew, miraculously survives the Holocaust by way of operating within the Gestapo as a translator. After the battle, he converts to Catholicism, turns into a clergyman, enters the Order of Barefoot Carmelites and emigrates to Israel. regardless of this seeming impossibility, the lifestyles and future of Daniel Stein usually are not an invention, the nature relies at the lifetime of Oswald Rufeisen, the true Brother Daniel, a Carmelite monk.

In Daniel Stein, Translator, Daniel's skill and willingness to speak with all cultures, to translate throughout linguistic and cultural divides, assures his freedom and stands as a logo of affection, humanity and tolerance.

Literary Awards
Magnesia Litera Nominee for Translation (Litera za překladovou knihu) (2013)
The monstrous e-book Prize for Winner (2007)

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My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors. And the shelter those folks gave you were stations. And the pathways with signs and signals, those were tracks. Now the train’s pulling out, so all aboard! Old Ellie: So we took off after Zeke, walking through the cold.

And slave hunters are all over these parts. Free folks can get into a mess of trouble trying to help runaway slaves. Young Sam: Then what are we gonna do? 37 Zeke: You won’t find proper freedom till you get over into Canada. My job’s to help you along your way. Come on, get aboard the train. Young Sam: Train? I don’t see a train. Young Ellie: Are we getting on the railroad at last? Zeke: What do you mean “at last”? Where do you think you’ve been all this time? The friendly folks who helped, those were conductors.

Old Sam: Then we heard a crashing noise behind us. Young Sam: What’s that sound? Young Ellie: Don’t look back! Keep your eyes straight ahead! Old Sam: But I couldn’t help glancing over my shoulder. The men were bigger and heavier than we were. They’d been all bunched up close together. A hole had broken through the ice, and one of the men was in the water. 35 Slave hunter 1: Help! I’ve fallen in! Get me out of here. Old Ellie: We kept moving. By and by, we were climbing up the riverbank. Old Sam: The old man who had waved towered over us in the firelight.

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