8 2018

AUTHOR: Dan Oren, "The Wedding Photo"

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Contact Mara Balk
203-38732424 x300

$ Cost $ 5.00


A visit to an abandoned Polish Jewish cemetery in 1993 launches New Haven local Dan Oren's twenty-year search to solve the mystery of "Who is buried in Sarah's tomb?" A visit with a cousin unearths a breathtaking photograph of a Berlin family wedding from 1926 and leads to discovering their unimaginable post-wedding lives. An archivist in Prague discovers a secret uncle whose celebrity-filled life takes the reader from the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the treasures of the Vatican. Finding and linking hitherto unknown family--from as ordinary any of us to as internationally-recognized as Philip Roth--this collection of gripping investigative accounts transforms genealogy into a world of exciting historical adventures. When a bishop, a minister, and a rabbi meet in a cemetery, it is not the set-up for a joke. Rather, The Wedding Photo becomes a dramatic and meaningful encounter of Christians and Jews with the darkest and the brightest sides of humanity.

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