Featuring author Daniel Mendelsohn

 

Monday, April 8, 2013

5:00 p.m.

20 West Village F / 40A Leon Street

 

“’Lost’ Between Memory and History: Writing the Holocaust for the Next Generation”

Daniel Mendelsohn, author of the best-selling book, The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (2006), will explore the evolving meaning of the Holocaust as both a historical and literary event. Mendelsohn’s important lecture comes at a critical moment as this history passes to a new generation of writers and readers. Mendelsohn asks: Does the injunction to “never forget” put us at risk of “forgetting” individual stories as they are reshaped into the large manageable parables cultures need to live by.