Off Site Event: The JCC Presents Author: Esther Safran Foer: I Want You to Know We're Still Here

This event will be held at The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio, 12500 N.W. Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78231

A riveting memoir of family, the Holocaust, and the search for truth

Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching.

So when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn.

I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.

Join us for a reading and discussion of 'I Want You to Know We're Still Here'. A riveting memoir of family, the Holocaust, and the search for truth
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Event date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525575986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 31st, 2020

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