Rebecca Boehling, professor of history and the director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities, will read from her recent book, Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family’s Untold Story at Baltimore’s Pratt Library on Wednesday, February 22. The discussion, which will also feature Boehling’s co-author, Uta Larkey, is part of the Schapiro Lecture Series, which is sponsored by a bequest from Gloria Schapiro.
Based on letters discovered by Suzanne Ostrand-Rosenberg, professor of biology, Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust reveals a Jewish family’s struggle over whether to leave Nazi Germany while confronting ever increasing obstacles to emigration and immigration. The book documents family members’ hopes and fears as they are scattered over three continents, forced to contend with wartime postal delays and the deafening silence of loved ones left behind.
The lecture will take place at the Central Library’s Poe Room at 6:30 p.m. on February 22. For more information, visit the Pratt website.