Do Not Disclose

A Memoir Of Family Secrets Lost and Found

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Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 19 Aug 2021

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Leora, a juvenile court judge, wife, mother, and daughter, is caught in the routine of work, taking care of her family and aging parents. But she’s also a second-generation Holocaust survivor. It’s an identity she didn’t understand was hers until she accidentally discovered a secret file of handwritten notes addressed to her father. A further discovery of a seemingly random WWII postcard in a thrift store sets her on a collision course with the past in this lyrical memoir about secrets hidden within secrets, both present-day and buried deep within wartime Europe.

Leora, a juvenile court judge, wife, mother, and daughter, is caught in the routine of work, taking care of her family and aging parents. But she’s also a second-generation Holocaust survivor. It’s...


Advance Praise

“Do Not Disclose is hard to put down, a haunting, poetic journey, the search for lost childhood, like a letter from someone we did not want to see anymore, nor want to open for the fear of finding inside it—a truth.”
—John Bernstein, prize-winning screenwriter, playwright, and Professor of Holocaust in Film and Israeli Cinema at the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

“Leora Krygier is an exquisite writer and Do Not Disclose is her masterpiece. In lyrical prose, she recounts the bittersweet journey of excavating the truth in her own family and that of a complete stranger. When astonishing twists and turns lead her on a path she never expected to travel, she stays the course with courage and commitment and ultimately finds her way home.”
—Linda Schreyer, award-winning screenwriter and author of Tears and Tequila

“A remarkable personal journey and deeply moving tale of family secrets. A must-read.”
—Eva Nagorski, award-winning screenwriter, director, and author of The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge

“I cannot think of an author alive who writes with the soul-stirring, poetic prose of Leora Krygier. Do Not Disclose is an incredibly touching memoir that elegantly weaves together threads from the Holocaust, family secrets, motherhood and a quest to find a soldier from a discovered postcard. I was captivated from the first page. Here is life in all of its painful, honest, joyful beauty.”
―Stephanie Corbett, Head of Circulation, Holmes County District Public Library

“Leora Krygier's qualities as a gifted writer and meticulous researcher are evident in her touching and candid memoir. As she searches for a stranger's roots, she explores and acquires a deeper understanding of her own family's complicated legacy.”
―Meryl Ain, author of The Takeaway Men

“Do Not Disclose is hard to put down, a haunting, poetic journey, the search for lost childhood, like a letter from someone we did not want to see anymore, nor want to open for the fear of finding...


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