Daniel Mendelsohn in L.A. Dec. 11th - JGSLA Meeting #ukraine
Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles presents acclaimed author,
Daniel Mendelsohn, on Monday, December 11th at 7:30 PM at the Skirball
Cultural Center, Magnin Auditorium, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
"The Are Tears in Things: Remembering and Retelling the
Daniel Mendelsohn discusses "The Lost: A Search for Six of
The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the
disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust - an unmentionable
subject that gripped his imagination >from earliest childhood. Decades later,
spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his
grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible
betrayal, Daniel Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to
his relatives' fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries
on four continents, and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies
between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And it leads him,
finally, back to the small Ukrainian town of Bolechow where his family's
story began, and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him.
DANIEL MENDELSOHN is an award-winning author, journalist, and critic,
educated at the University of Virginia and at Princeton. After completing
his Ph.D. in Classics in 1994, he began a career in journalism in New York
City, and since then his articles, essays, reviews and translations have
appeared frequently in numerous national publications, including The New
Yorker, The New York Times, New York, The New York Review of Books, Esquire,
and Travel & Leisure, where he is a contributing editor.
Free to JGSLA members, $5 fee for guests.
for directions and more detailed information go to: http://www.jgsla.org
We look forward to seeing you there!
Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles