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Elizabeth Rosner
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue in Oakland

 

Tickets are $10 and are available online and by phone at 412.622.8866.

 

“A thoughtful, probing meditation on the fragility of memory and the indelible inheritance of pain.”

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Award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist Elizabeth Rosner explores intergenerational trauma and memory in her critically acclaimed new book Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. As survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? 

 

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rosner explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity.

 
 

Elizabeth Rosner's New & Noted lecture is made possible by the following organizations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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