Livia Bitton-Jackson Message Board
Teen in Alabama posts on 1/16/2007 5:40:10 PM
Mrs. Bitton-Jackson, I have just finished your book, I Have Lived a Thousand Years, and I was completely enthralled. I read it in 3 hrs. I do not have to write a paper about you, or learn anything about you for a class at school, but I was just wondering where you are today? I would love to know just becuase i was wondering. If you do read this, which probably won't happen, please post somewhere where you are right now and what you are doing. I'm sure everyone would love to know!! Thank you!
posts on 8/16/2006 2:24:05 AM
"I Have Lived a Thousand Years" is a youth version of "Elle," geared to a younger audience and sold in the young adult section of most major bookstores. According to Mrs. Bitton-Jackson, they are very similiar, but some of the more graphic details in "Elle" have been omitted or "watered down" ... and the original is officially out of print.
posts on 8/15/2006 7:40:51 PM
I can't say they are the same book, but to me, since I have read and own them both books, they do mirror each other extensively; however, in one, it seems that she reveals more intense information than the one geared more for children. What I mean is I think she holds back a little more. I could be wrong, it is just my opinion. I will gladly take correction and constructive criticizm . . . Blessed Be, Wynter Ravyn.
posts on 8/15/2006 3:38:35 PM
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows this: Is "Elli" and "I have Lived a thousand years" the same book? the information seems alike as do summaries found online.
posts on 7/31/2006 10:39:08 PM
Summer session has ended, and I don't know what Livia's plans are for teaching at Lehman in the future. Your best bet for contacting her at this point would be to call Lehman College's History department.
FYI, her given name is Elvira Friedmann. Her parents would call her "Elle," but she never liked that much, preferring "Livia." Her first husband's surname was Bitton, her second (and current) husband is named Jackson ... hence Elle Friedmann becomes Livia Bitton-Jackson. :)
posts on 7/31/2006 4:03:56 PM
Chris and Janelle, I would like to send Livia a thank you note for correspondence that she sent to me but have misplaced her mailing address in Israel. Would you be so kind as to give me your school's mailing or email address? Thank you! How long is she planning on being at your university to teach this summer?
posts on 7/31/2006 3:49:22 PM
Why did she change her name? She was born Ellie Friedmann. Just curious as to why???
posts on 6/26/2006 11:51:53 PM
As of June 2006, I am currently enrolled in a summer class at Lehman College in New York City with Mrs. Bitton-Jackson as our professor. The class is "The History of Antisemitism" and the course is thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening. Besides being an experienced and skilled educator, Mrs. Bitton-Jackson is truly a wonderful person. I consider myself lucky to have met her, and I highly recommend reading her books.
posts on 6/15/2006 5:43:22 PM
Janelle, you are, indeed, extremely lucky to have Livia Bitton-Jackson for a teacher! I would simply LOVE to meet her and/or other Holocaust Survivors, before it is too late! I wish I could share, or borrow, your shoes. All the BEST Blessed Be, Wynter Ravyn
posts on 6/15/2006 3:10:05 PM
I have read 'I have lived a thousand years' and also 'Elli - Coming of age in the Holocaust.' The former seems a precis of the latter. But in one book it states that Elli's father died 2 weeks before his liberation in Bergen Belsen and in another it says 2 days before his liberation. Is the author aware of the discrepancies?
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