The JCC of Manhattan invites the community to a special presentation:
Piecing Together Our Ancestors’ Stories
The event will take place on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 PM.
$10.00 Members; $15.00 Non-Members.
JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
About the Presentation
As Jews, many of us have connections to the wartime experiences of our parents, grandparents, or more distant relatives. Some pieces have been handed down as stories; others remain mysteries.
How do we go back to discover these pieces of Jewish history? How do we pass them on to the next generation? And how do our own memories transform what we transmit?
Our panelists will describe their searches for family roots during both physical and emotional journeys and the books they have written about their ancestors’ struggles and survival during the most wrenching conflicts of the 20th century. Joining us will be: Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer, both at Columbia (Ghosts of Home); Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College (Daddy’s War: Greek American Stories); Nancy K. Miller, CUNY Graduate Center (I Found My Family in a Drawer); and moderator Judith Greenberg, NYU/Gallatin School (Cypora’s Echo).