A Twentieth-Century Jewish Life
Wayne State University Press, July 2018
This biography tells the story of Eli G. Rochelson, MD (1907-1984), in his own words and through exhaustive research in personal and public archives. At its core is an interview Eli did with his son, Burt Rochelson, in the mid-1970s. Through letters, documents, and photographs saved by Eli and his family in America, his daughter, Meri-Jane, expands the picture of a man whose life and memory spanned two world wars, several migrations, an educational odyssey, the massive upheaval of the Holocaust, and, finally, a strenuous yet ultimately successful effort to restore his professional credentials and identity, as well as reestablish family life.