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February 09, 2017
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Free
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Time:
7 p.m.

Location:
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Memory Transferred:
Voices from the Descendants of Destruction and Displacement
Public Program
Jews who have been rounded up for deportation walk to an assembly point in Slovakia, 1943. <i>US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum).</i> Text: <i>Courtesy of David Sperling.</i>
Jews who have been rounded up for deportation walk to an assembly point in Slovakia, 1943. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum). Text: Courtesy of David Sperling.

How do Holocaust-related texts relate to and differ from other written works shaped by family history or atrocities? Meet several young writers, including descendants of Holocaust survivors, grappling with trauma in their cultural past and discover what motivates them to share their stories.

Speakers
Erika Dreifus, Author of Quiet Americans: Stories
Rachel Hall, Author of Heirlooms: Stories, inspired by her family’s collection at the Museum
Jade Hidle, Author of The Return to Viet Nam
Suzanne Reisman, Author of This Eden Called Warsaw
Meline Toumani, Author of There Was and There Was Not
Sarah Wildman, Author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

Books by each author will be available for purchase and signing.

Watch online
Stream the program live at ushmm.org/watch. Registration is not required to watch the live-streamed event.



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