The Generations Book/Film Club Meeting

Last Stop Kew Gardens 370Last Stop Kew Gardens, a film by Robert H. Lieberman, documents the life of the Jewish refugees from Central Europe who, fleeing the Holocaust, settled in this Queens neighborhood. Discussion will follow.

Growing up in Kew Gardens, Queens, in the 1940s and ‘50s, the children of Jewish refugees from Central Europe shared a certain sense of unease, or even guilt—a legacy of their identity as children of Holocaust survivors… 


Robert H. Lieberman, a senior lecturer in physics at Cornell University, a writer and filmmaker, says in his 54-minute semi-autobiographical film, ‘Maybe I wrote it for a sense of closure…. whatever the reason, the door to my past suddenly flung open. We were different…Our parents left behind their loved ones, who would be murdered. All they could take with them were memories of a world that no longer existed.’

(Excerpted from The New York Times, April 22, 2009)

 

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:00 PM
Chhange
Bankier Library Building, Parking Lot 5
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738

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