Emperor Divine smallBROOKDALE READ


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.

  • ChiyoMoriuchi 100x140pBrookdale Read speaker, N. Chiyo Moriuchi, October 6, 2016.

  • The Cats of Mirikitani 100x140pFilm: Jimmy Mirikitani, internment camp survivor and artist, November 3, 2016.

  • Julie Otsuka 100x140pJulie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor was Divine, November 17, 2016.



  The Generations Book/Film Club Meeting

The-Return-of-the-ViolinThe idea for this documentary was born when its creator, Haim Hecht, a 2nd Gen Israeli journalist and film maker, traveled to Czestochowa, Poland, to research the story of his mother.  While there, he met by chance Sigmund Rolat, a New York businessman, philanthropist, and Holocaust survivor who told him, I was born here, your mother was born here, and in the house on the same property, Bronislaw Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic was born. The film interweaves the stories of a 1731 Stradivarius once owned by Huberman and now by the American violinist Joshua Bell, Sigmund Rolat, Hecht’s mother, and more...

Thursday, November 14, 2013
7 PM

Bankier Library building
Parking Lot 5
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ  07738

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