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Sunday, February 15 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Displaced Persons

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Over 140,000 bedraggled and penniless Holocaust survivors came to America after World War II, shorn of families and hometowns. Yet they built remarkably successful lives for themselves and their children. How did they do it? What was the subculture they established here? How were their children affected by having parents who were so unfamiliar with American ways and still in mourning for overwhelming losses? Joseph Berger wrote a 2001 memoir about growing up as a son of survivors.

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Joseph Berger

Joseph Berger has been a reporter with the New York Times for thirty years, writing about religion, education, neighborhoods and issues in the Jewish world. He won the 2011 Peter Kihss Award for a career’s work. He is the author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust, a memoir about his family's experience as refugees. He also chronicled the dramatic changes in American ethnic life in The World in a City: Traveling... Read More →


Sunday February 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
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