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In Conversation: Inheriting Difficult Histories

  • Kadimah 7 Selwyn Street Elsternwick, VIC, 3185 Australia (map)

Please join us as David Slucki, Bram Presser and Jordy Silverstein discuss the challenges of reconstructing difficult family histories. David's new book, Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons tells the story of his father, Sluggo, his grandfather, Jakub, and the grave legacy that they each passed on to him. In Bram Presser’s The Book of Dirt: A Novel, Presser creates his grandparents' Holocaust story out of family history, imagination, old photographs, and ephemera. The discussion will be moderated by historian Jordy Silverstein, whose work investigates Australian Jewish memory and identity.

Jointly presented by the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and the Kadimah

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Earlier Event: July 29
Book Launch: Melbourne
Later Event: August 29
Book Launch: Charleston