2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival
My Mother’s Memories Of Imprisonment, Immigration and A Life Remade
Friday, March 24, Noon – 1PM
@Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Road
Free and open to the public with registration.
Space is limited.
Author and anthropologist Barbara Rylko-Bauer uses her mother’s story to talk about broader issues of immigration, examining the echoes from the past that are appearing today. Her book, A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade, weaves personal family narrative with twentieth-century history to present a daughter’s account of her Polish Catholic mother’s World War II experiences as a prisoner-doctor in Jewish slave labor camps in Nazi Germany and the challenges of “surviving survival” – rebuilding a new life, first as a refugee doctor in Germany and later as an immigrant in the United States.
2929 Richmond Rd.