Featuring author Daniel Mendelsohn
Monday, April 8, 2013
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.