22 October 2008

San Francisco: Erin Einhorn, Oct. 27


Erin Einhorn, author of "The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home," will give a reading and talk at 7.30pm, Monday, October 27, at the BJE Jewish Community LIbrary in San Francisco.

Einhorn is a journalist and contributor to NPR's "This American Life." She traveled to Poland, where her mother was saved as a child during WWII by a Polish woman who risked her own life to do so.

She traveled to Poland 55 years later to find the family that had rescued her mother in Bedzin, and finds the rescuer's son. He said they had been promised the family's home in exchange for hiding the mother and asked Einhorn to help fulfill that promise.

A trip down discovery road became a confusing route through 50 years of hurt feelings, resentment and archival records.

The program is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society and the Holocaust Center of Northern California.
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