‘Motherland’ author speaks at Temple on Jan. 30

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by The Jewish Observer

Rita Goldberg, author of “Motherland: Growing Up With the Holocaust,” will speak at The Temple: Congregation Ohabai Sholom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. A dessert reception follows.

“I am the child of a woman who survived the Holocaust not by the skin of her teeth but heroically, Goldberg writes. In her second-generation Holocaust memoir, Goldberg tells the story of Hilde Jacobsthal, a close friend of Anne Frank’s family who was 15 when the Nazis invaded Holland. After the arrest of her parents in 1943, Hilde fled to Belgium, living out the war years in an extraordinary set of circumstances—among the Resistance and at Bergen-Belsen after its liberation—that the Guardian newspaper judged “worthy of a film script.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please contact Megan Tankersley at mailto:megan.j.tankersley@vanderbilt.edu.