RSVP: In Conversation with Saul Friedlander

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In Conversation with Saul Friedlander,

a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and professor emeritus of history at UCLA

Thursday January 12, 7pm 
Hillel at UCLA
Free and open to the public


Join us in conversation with Professor Friedlander who will talk about his newly published memoir, Where Memory Leads: My Life, the sequel to his classic work of Holocaust literature When Memory Comes.

 

 

 

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Forty years after his acclaimed, poignant first memoir, Friedländer returns with Where Memory Leads: My Life, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. After abandoning his youthful conversion to Catholicism, he rediscovers his Jewish roots as a teenager and builds a new life in Israeli politics.

Friedländer’s initial loyalty to Israel turns into a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. He struggles to process the ubiquitous effects of European anti-Semitism while searching for a more measured approach to the Zionism that surrounds him. Friedländer goes on to spend his adulthood shuttling between Israel, Europe, and the United States, armed with his talent for language and an expansive intellect. His prestige inevitably throws him up against other intellectual heavyweights. In his early years in Israel, he rubs shoulders with the architects of the fledgling state and brilliant minds such as Gershom Sholem and Carlo Ginzburg, among others.

Most important, this memoir led Friedländer to reflect on the wrenching events that lead him to devote sixteen years of his life to writing his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945.

 

 

 

 

 

This event is presented by the Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller Institute for Jewish Learning and is co-sponsored by: 

The Doretta and Jona Goldrich Family Foundation
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
UCLA History Department
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
The 1939 Society
Note: Hourly parking is available at UCLA parking lot#2 on the corner of Hilgard and Westholme.
WHEN
January 12, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
Hillel at UCLA
574 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States
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CONTACT
Perla Karney · · 310.208.3081 ext. 108
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