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Book & Author: Survivor Café

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free with Museum Admission

Over three decades, Elizabeth Rosner accompanied her father on three trips back to Buchenwald. These trips served as the basis for her critically acclaimed book, “Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory”. Blending her own personal history as a daughter of two Survivors with research into the aftermath of genocide and atrocity, Rosner asks timely questions about our collective responsibility to transform the future.

“[Rosner’s] words are essential, indeed – words that feel all the more urgent at a time when Nazis are rallying… Her words, alongside the words of other survivors of atrocity and their descendants across the globe, can help us build a more humane world.” – San Francisco Chronicle, Best Books of 2017

“[Rosner’s] impressive, highly readable ‘Survivor Café’ takes on important issues of atrocity, trauma, and memory, rendering them all with such great clarity and intimacy that the reader will not soon forget them, or this powerful book.” – Viet Thanh Nguyen, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Museum Board Member Richard A. Salomon will moderate the discussion.

Book signing to follow.

Free with Museum admission.
Reservations required.


December 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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