This dialogue/discussion and reading will focus on the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary Jewish writing by sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors.
Alan L. Berger is Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and Director of Judiac Studies at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction (1985), and most recently, Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust (1997).
Panelists and Readers
Melvin Bukiet is the author of the novels Sandman's Dust (1986) and After (1996), and the short story collections Stories of an Imaginary Childhood (1992), which was named a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and While the Messiah Tarries (1995).
Julie Salamon is a reporter and film critic for the Wall Street Journal. Her most recent book, The Net of Dreams: A Family's Search for a Rightful Place (1997), is a memoir of her complex family history and her parents' survival in Nazi death camps.
Thane Rosenbaum is the author of the short story collection Elijah Visible (1996). He is a law professor at Fordham Law School where he teaches courses in human rights and writing. He also teaches both Jewish Literature and the Holocaust at the New School for Social Research.
New York Times Article (12/23/97)