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We will share a common intellectual experience as we read the novel When the Emperor Was Divine, by Julie Otsuka. The book follows one Japanese American family's experience when they were forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. Programs will be held throughout the semester, centered on the novel’s themes of racism, prejudice, and the dangers of stereotyping. READ MORE

  • Armenian Exhibit 100x140Contact Chhange to purchase: Hundred-Year Legacy of Courage: Celebrating the Lives of Armenian Genocide Survivors in Our Community.

  •  Anne Frank4 100x140pAnne Frank: A History for Today
    exhibit will have its grand opening
    on April 2, 2017 and will be on
    display from that date until June 1.


 The Generations Book/Film Club Meeting

Displaced PersonsJoseph Berger, the New York Times columnist and editor since 1984, is a child of Holocaust survivors.

Berger's book is an extraordinary memoir, full of pride, tenderness and love.... It is a tribute to the dead and a valentine to the living, not just his parents, but all the tailors, barbers, grocers and chicken farmers he knew as a child -- a surrogate family that would have no connection if not for the magnitude of its shared loss…There is something improbably upbeat about this memoir, the return to life of the Berger family… This is very much a Holocaust recovery book. The pain here is more controlled, less volatile….Of course, Berger knows that no matter what goes unsaid in the lives of Holocaust survivors, Auschwitz is always in the room, taking up most of the space…

(Excerpted from Thane Rosenbaum, The New York Times, May 6, 2001)

 The book is available at the Chhange library, the Monmouth County Library, Amazon and other book vendors.

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:00 PM
Bankier Library Building, Parking Lot 5
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738

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