At a glance:
- Author: Shabtai Teveth
- First Published: 1987
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1886-1948
- Setting: Europe, the United States, and Palestine
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, 1940's, 1910's, 1920's, 1930's, Jews or Jewish life, Politicians, Nazism or Nazis, Holocaust, Jewish, Israel or Israelis, Jewish-Arab relations, Palestinian Arabs, Zionism, 1900's, Prime ministers
- Locales: Europe, United States, Asia, Palestine, North America
David Joseph Gruen was born in the Polish village of Plonsk in 1886. His family lived on the edge of poverty, but they had ambition. His father earned a living as a writer of petitions, who knew how to mediate between the local Jews and the czarist authorities. David liked to think that his father had been a lawyer. As a small boy, David quickly proved that his large head was capable of great intellectual feats. His mother, a pious soul, wanted him to become a rabbi, while his father, who was less devout, hoped that he would be a doctor. David wanted to study law.
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