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Family Affairs: Writing Personal Histories
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Family Affairs: Writing Personal Histories

September 17 , 3:00 pm

Hero worship? Mendelsohn journeys memorably through worlds both ancient and
Matt Mendelsohn

Center for Jewish History’s new “Family Affairs” series features three¬† leading scholars of modern Jewish history and the Holocaust discussing their research and writing about Jewish experience from a distinctively personal perspective. Featuring Daniel Mendelsohn, author of “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million”; Omer Bartov, author of “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz”; and Atina Grossmann, co-editor of “Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union.” All three authors will delve into questions about the pull of family history in the context of the Holocaust, the challenge of shifting geographic boundaries, the limits of microhistorical studies and how personal journeys into one’s past can inform and enliven historical writing.¬†Pay what you wish; registration required.


September 17
3:00 pm
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