October 6, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Conversation with Meryl Ain, author of The Takeaway Men
Dr. Meryl Ain is a writer, author, and career educator. Her articles and essays have appeared in both Jewish and secular publications. The Takeaway Men, her award winning debut novel, is the result of her life-long quest to learn more about the Holocaust and its impact. She has been reading, writing, and researching about it as a history teacher, author, essayist, school administrator and life-long learner.
About The Takeaway Men:
With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Bronka and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after World War II, they experience the difficulties of adjusting to American culture as well as the burgeoning fear of the Cold War. Years later, the discovery of a former Nazi hiding in their community brings the Holocaust out of the shadows. As the girls get older, they start to wonder about their parents’ pasts, and they begin to demand answers. But it soon becomes clear that those memories will be more difficult and painful to uncover than they could have anticipated. Poignant and haunting, The Takeaway Men explores the impact of immigration, Jewish identity, prejudice, secrets, and lies on parents and children in mid-twentieth-century America.
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