Noah Lederman was the grandson of Holocaust survivors who, as you might imagine and is often the case, were never keen to share their stories with those who have followed them in time. However, through his travels, he became more curious about these secrets, and set out on a physical journey to uncover the truth.
Doing so led him to a life of travel and writing to explore some of humanities darker truths, and learn a lot about himself and people, and why stories matter, in the process.
While in Cambodia, he was working on a novel; however, through interacting with the people he uncovered an unshared history of Cambodian culture as a result of what the Khmer Rouge did in the 1970s. His book became a non-fiction account of his travel experience and the admiration he has for a people who struggle to recount their own past.
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What We Cover:
While it was Noah's parents travel stories that compelled him to explore the world, it was the untold stories in his family that pushed him to explore his past.
How a round the world trip gave him an appreciation for stories.
How his physical travels gave him an emotional connection to his grandmother that he'd never had before.
Somewhere Or Bust
Noah's book, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide
Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static
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