Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: A Visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage

ato_down_01This evening will be special: I will be meeting with the Young Friends group at the Museum of Jewish Heritage downtown to talk about my story collection, Quiet Americans. The icing on the cake is that after our discussion, we’ll be able to tour the museum’s new exhibit, “Against the Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-1941.”

The exhibit opened last week, and it has already received some excellent press coverage. (See, for example, The Wall Street Journal and this Associated Press item in The Huffington Post.)

Most of you who visit this blog regularly know that my paternal grandparents, whose experiences inspired much of Quiet Americans, were German Jews who found refuge in the United States in the late 1930s. So I’m sure you can understand why I’m especially moved to have the opportunity to share the book and see the exhibit on the same evening. And why I think that it’s something very special.

3 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Work-in-Progress: A Visit to the Museum of Jewish Heritage

  1. This does indeed sound like a special evening. I hope it will be recorded, at least audio, and you will post it on your website. I’m sharing the info via Facebook and Twitter.

    Please share a follow-up.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      That’s very kind, David. I don’t think that recording is in the cards, but maybe I’ll be surprised!

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