the journey to Trochenbrod And Lozisht aug 2006 - ט
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nothing was left but fields.
the TAL people nevertheless
have never forgotten their community.
they gathered together
and met each other frequently
both in Israel and abroad
and in the early 1960
founded TAL-House
( Beit-TAL in Hebrew )
in memory of the former TAL residents
who did not survive.
from then on
it has symbolised the continuation
of the relatively small community
with its many activities.

in 1988 a delegation from Israel
led by TAL veteran Tuvia Drory
( eldest participant of the Journey )
went back to the then USSR
and visited the now Ukrainian fields.
the same year
a thorough book about TAL
"the tree and its roots"
was published by TAL-House

during the following decades
another 2 visits to the towns
in 1992 and again in 2001
were organised by TAL-House
for its members.
all they could see there
were 4 monuments and a forest.

in 2002 an acclaimed new novel
" Everything Is Illuminated "
by the then unknown American author
Jonathan Safran Foer
which depicted the small community
( which is called "Trachimbrod" in the book )
has made the towns unexpectedly famous
all over the world
due to its numerous translations.
and even more so in 2005
when the book was made into a film
by director Liev Schreiber
starring Hollywood star Elijah Wood .
and Gogol Bordello front man Eugene Hutz
supported as well by many others.

in the summer of 2006
more than half a century
after the demise of the towns
the Journey to TAL
organised by Yehuda Dotan
son of former TAL resident
Itschak Deutsch
took place.


a meeting in the 1960 of members of Tal - House , Israel.