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Saturday, October 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Memoir: Confronting a Nazi Past

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As Julie Lindahl researched her memoir, The Pendulum: A Granddaughter’s Search for Her Family’s Forbidden Nazi Past, she saw things that disturbed her. It was not just at the German Federal Archives where she learned that her grandfather was an SS Special Führer for Landed Estates in East Prussia and Poland, although that was plenty disturbing. What she saw around her was a resurgence of the kind of racism that reached a fever pitch during her grandparents’ time. Her memoir became not just a reckoning with a past that was hidden from her as a child growing up in Brazil, where her grandparents had fled from prosecution for war crimes, but also a plea to the descendants of both the perpetrators and the survivors to sound the alarm. Lindahl will be interviewed by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, whose memoir, Bending Toward the Sun, tells the story of her mother, a Holocaust survivor, and the ripple effects of trauma through the generations.

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Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a human rights lawyer, philanthropist, and writer. She has worked for the betterment of children in the Los Angeles area and around the world. Gilbert-Lurie is the cochair of the Human Rights Watch’s Los Angeles Committee and is also a founding board member... Read More →

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Julie Lindahl

Julie Lindahl is a Brazilian-born American author, educator, and democracy activist who lives in Sweden. In 2010 she learned that her grandparents had been in the SS in occupied Poland throughout the duration of WWII, seeking refuge in Latin America as new war crimes trials started... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boston Architectural College The Beehive 951 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA

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