Archive for September, 2011

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Sep
11

life and loss in the shadow of the holocaust, part two

REBECCA BOEHLING, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND DIRECTOR OF THE DRESHER CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Rebecca Boehling and Uta Larkey, an associate professor of German studies at Goucher College, discuss their new book, Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust.

This fascinating and deeply-moving account of Jewish family life before, during and after the Holocaust reveals how the Kaufmann-Steinberg family was pulled apart under the Nazi regime and left divided between Germany, the US and Palestine. The family’s unique eight-way correspondence across two generations brings into sharp focus the dilemma of Jews in Nazi Germany facing the painful decision of when and if they should leave the country.

See a previously posted video with Rebecca Boehling and Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, a professor of biology at UMBC, on whose family letters the book is based.

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