The Astonishing Holocaust Diary of Hélène Berr, “the French Anne Frank”
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Michael Marrus, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto.
Hélène Berr’s Journal is one of the most remarkable intimate diaries of the Holocaust era to have been discovered in recent times. This lecture will describe the author, a brilliantly talented young woman, examine her singular perspective on the Holocaust in France, and follow her heartbreaking account of one person’s life in a terrible time. Those who wish to read her diary before the lecture will find it as The Journal of Helene Berr, published in Canada by McClelland & Stewart.
This program is generously co-sponsored by Stanley & Gail Debow, in memory of her parents Max & Maria Reisberg and her brother Heneck Reisberg.