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Past Event

Historian Saul Friedländer: The Holocaust and Its Importance in 2016

Saul Friedländer, Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life
In conversation with Stephen Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Saul Friedländer is widely regarded as one of the quintessential experts on the Holocaust. Forty years after his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Friedländer returns with When Memory Comes: The Later Years, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. After abandoning his youthful conversion to Catholicism, he rediscovered his Jewish roots as a teenager and built a new life in Israeli politics and a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. Friedländer went on to spend his adulthood shuttling between Israel, Europe and the United States, armed with his talent for language and an expansive intellect.

Join us for a rare conversation with this renowned historian, who will share his personal story and his insights on the relevance of the Holocaust to the world of 2016.

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Photo by Gil Kenan

November 14, 2016

The Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

Speakers
Image - Saul Friedländer

Saul Friedländer

Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life

In conversation with Stephen Pearce

Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco

Format

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. book signing