A Stranger in an Ancestral Home: Gideon Levy Searches for His Roots in the Czech Republic

Levy takes a journey to the place where his father was born 100 years ago, and realizes that remnants of the past are hard to find in Zatec, a town of illusions.

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The name Saatz accompanied me through my childhood. In the days when I was still embarrassed by my father’s name, Heinz ‏(telling people he was called Zvi‏), and my mother’s name, Thea, Saatz too was a name...