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Writing Your Family History

Sunday, May 19, 2019 14 Iyyar 5779

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM550 West 110th Street

2GNYC Children of Holocaust Survivors in the New York Metropolitan Area Presents:

Helen Epstein Writing Your Family History

May 19, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm

We are pleased to announce that author and journalist Helen Epstein will be the speaker at our next program on May 19 at Congregation Ramath Orah, 550 West 110th Street, New York. Helen will be talking to us about how to research and write family history.

Many of you are familiar with Helen’s 1979 book Children of the Holocaust, one of the first books written on the intergenerational transmission of trauma. It is the first of a trilogy that includes Where She Came From, A Daughter’s Search For Her Mother’s History and The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma. All three books can be read in paperback or as eBooks. They model intensive research, interviewing and piecing together family history.

In addition, Helen wrote A Jewish Athlete: Swimming Against Stereotype in 20th Century Europe, only available as an eBook, in which Helen traces the history of Jewish athletes in Central Europe and profiles her Dad, Kurt Epstein, a Czechoslovak swimmer and water polo athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany and then was deported to several Nazi concentration camps before emigrating to the United States.

To get the most out of this program, we recommend that you read one or more of these books, and come prepared to ask questions and take notes. We are also making arrangements to have these books for sale at the Museum gift shop. Museum members will receive a 10% discount for all purchases there.

Helen will be happy to sign books after the talk and welcomes any advance questions you would like her to address in her talk: Please email them ASAP TO:

RSVP required:

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Congregation Ramath Orah, located at 550 west 110th Street, New York, 10024 and NOT at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Ramath Orah is located at the intersection of West 110th Street and Broadway and is easily accessible from the 1, B, and C trains. There is usually ample street parking on weekends and there is a garage across from the synagogue.

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