As part of our Online Programming opportunities, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the Museum of Tolerance:
Program: “Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother’s Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind”
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Platform: This event will take place online and is free to the public.
Please note registration is required. Please click here to register.
To Julie, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. In truth, Eve had endured a harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna, though she rarely spoke about that time. After her passing, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a young girl names Eva – her mother. This was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie’s mother had carried as an immigrant, and it shed light on a family that had to rely on perseverance and the generosity of others to escape the xenophobia and genocide that threatened their lives. A beautiful blend of personal memoir and family history, EVA AND EVE shows how one woman’s search for the past offers valuable lessons about the sacrifices individuals make to save their families and the emotional gifts we can receive and share years later.
Meet author Julie Metz and hear her mother’s extraordinary story. Then, join the conversation moderated by Museum Director, Liebe Geft.
Julie Metz is the New York Times bestselling author of Perfection. She has written for publications including The New York Times, Tablet, Salon, Dame, and Glamour.
“In her search for the threads of half-told stories and hidden treasures, Metz discovers an absorbingly complex family legacy. An illuminating and textured book.” – Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory