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After 7 years of research I am excited to write the first English book about Jewish-German circus legends: The Lorch Family, 1880-1945.
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    Graphic Novel Scene + E-Book

    Receive an e-book edition of the book + a digital copy of a fully-colored graphic novel scene from "The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir", illustrated by Terry Landau, the wonderful artist who designed the show's logo.

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    Signed Copy and Secret Photos

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    Signed Book + Private Lesson

    BUNDLE: A signed paperback edition of the book + a private ZOOM lesson in any of the following:
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    "Circus Jews..." - A ZOOM Talk

    A ZOOM talk at a date and time of your choice, open to as many as 100 people of your chosen guests!

    "Circus Jews Under National Socialism" explores the true stories of Jewish circus artists, told with sensitivity and humor by Stav Meishar, a circus artist and academic.

    The talk is based on over seven years of extensive research and combines photos from personal albums, recorded testimonies, and personal stories. Together we will examine the incredible stories of Jewish circus artists in Germany from 1880-1945. Meishar weaves the historical information with excerpts from her show "The Escape Act" and discusses the unique challenges of transforming historical events into performance.

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    You are our Guardian Angel and will be credited as such in the book! Additionally, you will be invited to a PRIVATE DINNER with the author over ZOOM and receive the e-book and 2 tickets to "The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir"

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