By Amos Oz.
Abridged by Chris Wallis.
Read by Henry Goodman.
|01||20050307||'Jews go back to Palestine' the graffiti in 1930s Lithuania urged, so Amos Oz's family, and many like them, went.|
Then later the walls of Europe shouted 'Jews get out of Palestine'.
Prize-winning Israeli author Amos Oz's story of his childhood and adolescence in war-torn Jerusalem from the 1930s to the 1950s is also the story of the birth of Israel itself.
|02||20050308||The Klausner family's arrival in Palestine in 1933 creates as many problems as it solves, but at least they are home.|
They have left behind their roots in central Europe, their home for generations.
|03||20050309||Eight year old Amos is taken to a reception in an Arab house, where his attempts to forge meaningful links between the two peoples end in disaster.|
|04||20050310||On 29th November 1947 the UN General Assembly met to vote on the proposal for the establishment of the state of Israel.|
The vote took place at midnight, Jerusalem time, and everyone was out in the street, waiting for the result, including young Amos Oz.
|05 LAST||20050311||The establishment of the state of Israel heralds a whole new set of problems for the Jewish people, and Amos has more than his fair share.|