Conversation with Helen Epstein

Join us for an evening with noted journalist and author Helen Epstein as she offers insights into her unique autobiographical trilogy as well as her latest work. Helen is best known for the trilogy that begins with Children of the Holocaust, a groundbreaking open discussion of family relationships and the Holocaust’s impact on the second generation. It is followed by Where She Came From, a powerful account of her mother’s horrific experiences in the Holocaust and concludes with The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma, an intimate view of the personal trauma of sexual abuse in its post-Holocaust context. Helen will also discuss how she drew on her mother’s experiences to help her in her own struggle with gynecological cancer, which she documents in her book Getting Through It. The talk will be followed by questions from the audience and book signing. Our community partner, Sharsheret, a nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting Jewish women diagnosed with breast cancer and ovarian cancer, will be available with important information and resources.

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Born in Prague and raised in New York City, American author and journalist Helen Epstein is a daughter of Holocaust survivors. In addition to lecturing in the Americas and Europe, she recently edited her mother’s memoir, Franci’s War, and wrote Getting Through It, a medical memoir of surviving surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. She is now working on a book about her writing career. Her trilogy Is widely translated and reviewed here:

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Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Congregation B’nai Israel
2200 Yamato Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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