The meeting will focus on the book “Jewish Families in Europe, 1939 – Present: History, Representation, and Memory” edited by Dr. Joanna Beata Michlic. This book is the fruit of an interdisciplinary, in-depth research project on families, children, and the Holocaust, conducted under Dr. Michlic’s directorship at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. The book fills a gap in historical knowledge about Jewish families and children in Europe and offers a fresh perspective on the Holocaust and post-war Jewish social history. “Jewish Families in Europe, 1939 – Present” makes an engaging reading not only for students and scholars of the Holocaust and Genocide studies, and East European Jewish history, but also for psychologists and practitioners working with child survivors of other genocides, as well as the general public.
The author will be discussing the book with Dr. Marta Duch-Dyngosz.