The German Consulate General Recommends:
A new book, A Place They Called Home. Stories of a New Jewish Return to Germany will be published on December 10, with an event at the Leo Baeck Institute at 6:30 pm.
A Place They Called Home is the first book to give a voice to the descendants of Jewish Holocaust survivors who have chosen to restore their German citizenship. The twelve people who have contributed to the book—seven from America, two from Great Britain, one from South Africa, one from Australia, and one from Israel—have different reasons for doing so, but they all reclaimed something that was taken from their families.
Among the authors are Rabbi Kevin Hale, a Massachusetts-based Sofer engaged in the writing, restoration and appraisal of Torah scrolls, Yermi Brenner, an Israeli-American and the grandson of Alice Licht, the companion of a blind Berliner who saved hundreds of Jews, Sally Hess, an award-winning Ballroom dancer and former Instructor in the Arts at Princeton who lives in New York, and Pippa Goldschmidt, an Edinburgh-based scientist and writer known for The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space.
A Place They Called Home is published by Berlinica, a New-York-based small publisher, and edited by Donna Swarthout, a political scientist, teacher and blogger based in Berlin..
For more information and tickets please visit: Leo Baeck Institute
Location and time:
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St. New York, NY 10011
Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:30 PM