Alan Chernoff, The Lost Society of Polish Jewry

November 18, 2015

Day to day Jewish life in pre-war and wartime Poland is captured in authentic detail by Allan Chernoff in his book, The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews, co-written with his mother, a Holocaust survivor. Polish Jewry has a deep and distinctive history in Poland. Chernoff will present intimate descriptions of Polish Jewry’s prewar society, including its cultural, social, religious, business and political dimensions. He will also examine myths of the Shoah and explore difficult questions such as why were most Jews poorly prepared to resist the Nazis and how did some survive?

Allan Chernoff is an award-winning veteran of national network TV news reporting. He served as CNN’s Senior Correspondent for 11 years and has reported for CNBC and NBC News. In addition to The Tailors of Tomaszow, his work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many other journals. He wrote The Tailors of Tomaszow with his mother, Rena Margulies Chernoff, a child survivor of Auschwitz and the Holocaust.

Chernoff’s talk will be followed by brief remarks by Heidi Urich on the resources and services offered by the JGSGB for researching family history and by Ginny Audet, librarian, on Holocaust-related books owned by the Newton Free Library. Copies of The Tailors of Tomaszow will be available for purchase and signing.

Event Location: Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street, Newton, MA, 02459

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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