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2021 Voices of Hope Virtual Speaker Series: Esther Safran Foer: "I Want You to Know We're Still Here"

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Mon, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Esther Safran Foer was born in Poland after World War II to parents who were the sole survivors of their respective families. The Holocaust was constantly in the background of her family life, but it was never discussed. When Esther's son, Jonathan, needed a topic for his college thesis, she suggested he go to Ukraine to seek information about their family. When Jonathan was unable to find anything, he wrote a fictionalized account of his trip, Everything is Illuminated, which became a popular novel and major motion picture. With the novel and movie putting Esther's father's shtetl, Trochenbrod, in the spotlight, Esther received new clues about her family's history. I Want You to Know: We're Still Here follows Esther's quest to uncover her family's past and what it means for the present and future.

I Want You to Know: We're Still Here
is a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

This is the fourth program in Voices of Hope's Virtual Winter Series.

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