7 2016

Stranger than Fiction: True Stories of the Holocaust - Jewish BookFest

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Aaron Family JCC 7900 Northaven Road
Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Rachelle Weiss Crane

Join us for a free Holocaust-focused panel discussion as part of the Dallas Jewish Book Festival. The event will be moderated by Dr. Sara Abosch, Senior Director of Education at the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance. The panel features discussion focused on the following authors and their books:

Susan Ronald, "Hitler’s Art Thief" – This true stranger-than-fiction tale is the story of Hildebrand Gurlitt, who succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments Men and the Nazis alike, and looting tens of thousands of artworks throughout the Holocaust. His systematic looting of Europe’s treasures only came to light in 2013 when over 1,400 works of art valued at $1.35 billion were discovered in his eighty-year old son’s 1,079 square foot apartment in Munich.

Nancy Sprowell Geise, "Auschwitz #34207" : The Joe Rubenstein Story - Barefooted when he was taken by the Nazis, Joe Rubenstein would become one of New York's' leading shoe designers. Joe's unique and remarkable story is a gut-wrenching account of enduring several of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps and surviving, time and time again, when so many others would perish.

Liliane Richman, "The Bones of Time" – The story of a family with a fractured past, beginning in 1930’s and 40’s Paris, linked together by love and a common search for home. This memoir captures not only the zeitgeist, but also the individual quest for freedom and happiness in a world of horror and madness.