Results for - Cut Off (And Protected) From Reality

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The Holocaust always fascinated author Max Gross. But while reading about the Nazis' notoriously efficient genocide of the Jews, he wondered whether they could have just possibly missed a Jewish village somewhere in Eastern Europe. And if so, what would have happened? In his debut novel, he offers a fascinating answer to this question.

1. The Holocaust always fascinated author Max Gross. But while reading about the Nazis' notoriously efficient genocide of the Jews, he wondered whether they could have just possibly missed a Jewish village somewhere in Eastern Europe. And if so, what would have happened? In his debut novel, he offers a fascinating answer to this question. "The Lost Shtetl," published October 13, paints a picture of such a town. Having been cut off from the rest of the country and the world (no spoilers about the how, when and why), the people of Kreskol emerge into modern-day Poland with no knowledge of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, or the Cold War. They have never seen an automobile, telephone or computer. They have no idea what Jews have gone through while they were living their protected lives. Does this sound like a book you would enjoy reading?

Yes
29%
668 votes
No
41%
937 votes
Undecided
30%
695 votes
This concept if not a new one, but has been a source of fascination in movies and books for years. These three movies are just examples of three very different scenarios. Have you seen any of these movies about towns or individuals that have, for one reason or another, been cut off from reality (and what happens when they get drawn back in)?

2. This concept if not a new one, but has been a source of fascination in movies and books for years. These three movies are just examples of three very different scenarios. Have you seen any of these movies about towns or individuals that have, for one reason or another, been cut off from reality (and what happens when they get drawn back in)?

Blast From The Past (1999) -- After a 1960s family's nuclear fears lead them to hunker down for 35 years, they emerge in 1999 and are bewildered by how much things have changed.
19%
435 votes
The Truman Show (1998) -- Truman Burbank is the star of a TV show he doesn't know exists, living inside an artificial bubble created only for him.
29%
662 votes
The Village (2004) -- A parable of what happens when a community tries to seal itself away from hardship.
19%
432 votes
None
55%
1,261 votes
Back in reality, there are some towns much closer and more rooted in reality, that seem to have been

3. Back in reality, there are some towns much closer and more rooted in reality, that seem to have been "cut off" from the rest of the world around them, or look like they are set back in a simpler time. Have you visited any of these U.S. towns (or even live in them)?

Bramwell, West Virginia
2%
48 votes
Mt Angel, Oregon
2%
45 votes
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
3%
58 votes
Franklin, Tennessee
6%
132 votes
Tombstone, Arizona
8%
186 votes
Leavenworth, Washington
3%
79 votes
Mackinac Island, Michigan
7%
166 votes
St. Augustine, Florida
12%
282 votes
Taos, New Mexico
5%
126 votes
Jackson, Wyoming
5%
126 votes
New Glarus, Wisconsin
2%
41 votes
McMinnville, Oregon
2%
47 votes
Cooperstown, New York
6%
138 votes
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
4%
95 votes
Solvang, California
5%
114 votes
None
62%
1,420 votes
Have you been to (or live in) any of these Canadian towns that seem to be from another era, or frozen in time?

4. Have you been to (or live in) any of these Canadian towns that seem to be from another era, or frozen in time?

Barkerville, British Columbia
4%
99 votes
Digby, Nova Scotia
6%
145 votes
Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador
3%
59 votes
St. Andrews By-the-Sea, New Brunswick
5%
105 votes
Kingston, Ontario
14%
320 votes
Nelson, British Columbia
5%
124 votes
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
16%
365 votes
Kamouraska, Quebec
2%
56 votes
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
3%
79 votes
Dawson City, Yukon
2%
55 votes
Bracebridge, Ontario
7%
161 votes
Whistler, British Columbia
9%
207 votes
None
67%
1,537 votes
10/25/2020 Trivia 2260 52 By: Harriet56

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