November 11, 2021, 7:00 pm
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Join us for an evening with noted author, Dara Horn as she visits us virtually to discuss her new book, People Love Dead Jews: Reports From a Haunted Present.
A startling and profound exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living. In these essays, Horn reflects on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the mythology that Jewish family names were changed at Ellis Island, the blockbuster traveling exhibition Auschwitz, the marketing of the Jewish history of Harbin, China, and the little-known life of the “righteous Gentile” Varian Fry. Throughout, she challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, and so little respect for Jewish lives unfolding in the present.