Harry Bernstein (May 30, 1910 – June 3, 2011)

It is my sad duty to report that Harry Bernstein the author of one of my favorite books of the last few years The Invisible Wall passed away on June 3.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to read it I highly recomend doing so.  The Invisible Wall is a memoir, published when Mr. Bernstein was 96 years old, of his early life growing up in a lower class English neighborhood around the time of World War I.  It’s the story of a street where Jews lived on one side and Christians lived on the other, and the invisible wall that separated the two.  It’s also about the war and a love and other events that would, temporarily, bring down that wall.

After writing The Invisible Wall Mr. Bernstein went on to write The Dream and The Golden Willow (an homage to his wife and the love of his life.)

-posted by Susan, Health Reference Services

2 thoughts on “Harry Bernstein (May 30, 1910 – June 3, 2011)”

  1. I have recently completed a memoir about my friendship with Harry Bernstein. The photo you published of Harry on June 8, 2011I would like to use — perhaps on the cover. How do I go about getting the rights to it?

    1. Hi, the librarian who composed that blog post is no longer working at our library. I’m not sure from where she got the photo but a google image search using his name does come back with it. The credit is “Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA Today.”
      Hope that helps.

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