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Women's Auxiliary Book Group
"The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million" by Daniel Mendelsohn
Tuesday, Dec 6th, 2011 12:30 PM

One East 65th Street
Open to all Temple members
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the Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn (published by HarperCollins) begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust — an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939 and tantalized by fragmentary tales of a terrible betrayal, Mendelsohn sets out to find the remaining eyewitnesses to his relatives’ fates. That quest eventually takes him to a dozen countries on four continents and forces him to confront the wrenching discrepancies between the histories we live and the stories we tell. And, it leads him, finally, back to the small Ukrainian town where his family’s story began and where the solution to a decades-old mystery awaits him.



DANIEL MENDELSOHN is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, as well as a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure. His first book, The Elusive Embrace, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. (Photo by Matt Mendelsohn)





Open to all members of the Temple, our discussion will be held in the sixth-floor lounge of the Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House. Rabbi Amy Ehrlich will lead our discussion. Enter at One East 65th Street. Feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and cookies will be served. RSVP to (212) 744-1400, ext. 235, or send a message.


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