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February 2019

A Lost Love: One Family’s Forgotten History

Westchester Jewish Center’s Holocaust Learning Center and World Jewry Committee will welcome author and journalist Sarah Wildman on Sunday, March 3rd from 10-11am. at Palmer and Rockland Avenues, Mamaroneck.


Years after her grandparents passed away, Wildman discovered a cache of love letters sent to her grandfather by a former lover in prewar Vienna. In her debut book, Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind, Wildman details her search to discover information about the mysterious woman, her family’s escape from Nazi persecution, and all that was left behind. Wildman will discuss her research as she pieced together the story of a woman who was desperate to escape Europe and still clinging to the memory of a love that defined her years of freedom.


A mom herself, Wildman will also talk about how to approach topics like the Holocaust with our children. How do we impart this knowledge without imposing trauma? How do we keep ourselves tethered to the past while looking to the future? And how do we decide how to define ourselves going forward?


Breakfast will be served and books will be sold. For more information call 698-2960.