In Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth, author Gina Roitman has captured her own experience as the daughter of Holocaust survivors in the character of Leah Smilovitz. An outsider, she belongs neither to her parents’ painful generation nor to her own.
Gina Roitman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Passau, Germany in 1948 and lived in the Pocking-Waldstadt Displaced Persons Camp before emigrating to Canada as a child. An award-winning writer and poet, she is currently completing a film entitled My Mother, the Nazi Midwife, and Me - a documentary about her discovery that the horrific stories she thought were told to terrify her as a child were actually true. She supports her passion for traveling by working as a communication consultant for clients in the travel and tourism industry, and as Travel Media Consultant for VIA Rail. She lives in Montreal.