Elizabeth Rosner @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh [17 May]

Elizabeth Rosner

19:00 - 21:00

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist Elizabeth Rosner explores intergenerational trauma and memory in her critically acclaimed new book Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. As survivors of many of the twentieth century’s most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten?

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Rosner explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity.

Books will be available from Classic Lines and a book signing will follow the lecture.

This lecture is sponsored by Jewish Healthcare Foundation and presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

Thank you to our Promotional Partners:
Rodef Shalom Congregation
The Western Pennsylvania Family Center
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