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Susan Rubin Suleiman: An Immigrant Girlhood

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Sun 3 Mar
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Susan Rubin Suleiman: An Immigrant Girlhood

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Susan Rubin Suleiman
Chair Ariana Neumann

Harvard professor Susan Rubin Suleiman joins Ariana Neumann to look back at her early life as a Hungarian Holocaust refugee and American immigrant.


A photograph with faint writing on the back. A traveling chess set. A silver pin.

In Daughter of History: Traces of an Immigrant Girlhood, Harvard professor Susan Rubin Suleiman uses such everyday objects and the memories they evoke to tell the story of her early life as a Holocaust refugee, aged five when the Nazis marched into Budapest, and then, after the Communist Party took over Hungary as an American immigrant, via Austria, France and Haiti. Probing the intergenerational complexities of immigrant families and the inevitability of loss she shows how historical events shape our private lives. In conversation with When Time Stopped author Ariana Neumann.

Buy a copy of Daughter of History by Susan Rubin Suleiman.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 


About the speakers:

Susan Rubin Suleiman is a professor emerita of French and comparative literature at Harvard University. Her many books include The Némirovsky Question (2016) and a previous memoir, Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook (1996). She lives in Chevy Chase, MD.

Ariana Neumann was born and grew up in Venezuela. She previously worked as a foreign correspondent for Venezuela’s Daily Journal and her writing appeared in The European. She currently lives in London with her family.

Date:Sun 3 Mar
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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