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Holocaust Survivor Memoirs: A Panel Discussion
Holocaust Survivor Memoirs: A Panel Discussion

Sun, Jun 04


Barnes & Noble

Holocaust Survivor Memoirs: A Panel Discussion

In celebration of Holocaust Survivor Day and in collaboration with Barnes & Noble, learn from Holocaust survivors and authors Gabriella Karin, Eva Perlman, and Susanne Reyto about their unique stories of courage and resilience.

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Jun 04, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA


Michael Morgenstern, head of survivor outreach and research at Holocaust Museum LA, sits down with Holocaust survivors and authors: 

> Gabriella Karin: In her memoir Trauma, Memory, and the Art of Survival, Gabriella recalls going into hiding during the Holocaust, as well as her life after this traumatic experience. She spent nine months living in a convent with false papers, and the rest of the war hiding with seven others in the apartment of Karol Blanar, a courageous young lawyer who risked his life to save them. After the war, she eventually settled in Los Angeles, where she dedicated her life to Holocaust education and became an acclaimed sculptor.

> Eva Perlman, in her memoir Eva’s Uncommon Life: Guided by Miracles, tells her extraordinary life story that begins with hiding in the south of France during World War II, narrowly escaping capture by the Nazis. This represents just one of many miracles that kept her family alive and permeated her long and rich life. After adventures, travel and hardships she ultimately found her purpose as a Holocaust survivor educating Jewish teens on the annual March of the Living. Perlman brings pearls of wisdom, humor and joie de vivre to her tale of love, loss and choosing happiness.

> Susanne Reyto was born just six days before Nazi Germany occupied Hungary. In her book Destination Freedom: Escape from Tyranny, she traces her life story from spending first year of her life living with her mother in “protected houses,” with Schutzpass (letter of protection) papers from Swedish and Swiss legations, to living under Communism, and finally to settling in America.

A book signing will follow the conversation.


A percentage of books purchased in June (including these memoirs) at Barnes & Noble at The Grove will benefit Holocaust Museum LA. 

Can't attend? Visit to support us online from 06/01/23 to 06/30/23 by entering Bookfair ID 12650289 at checkout.

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