Bio - Avrom Bendavid-val

Avrom Bendavid-Val worked as an expert in economic development and environmental management in America and in poor countries for 45 years. During his career he traveled and worked in many countries in Africa, Asia,  East and Central Europe, and the Middle East, and published several books in his field. In 1997, while working in Poland, he decided to visit the site of the vanished town his father and grandfather came from, Trochenbrod. He was gripped by the experience, became an impassioned researcher into the 130-year history of the town, and eventually wrote THE HEAVENS ARE EMPTY: Discovering the Lost Town of Trochenbrod to share what he found with a broad audience. Avrom lives with his wife, Leah, in Washington, D.C.

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Last updated: May 12, 2011