ONLINELisa Gruenberg Discusses Her Book, “My City of Dreams,” With Laurel Braitman

December 7, 2021 Free
Lisa Gruenberg (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Lisa Gruenberg (Courtesy photo)

Join author Lisa Gruenberg for a virtual reading and discussion of her second-generation Holocaust memoir, “My City of Dreams.” This event, hosted by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and its Medicine and the Muse Program, will be moderated by Laurel Braitman, the program’s director of writing and storytelling and author of the New York Times bestseller “Animal Madness.”

In “My City of Dreams,” Gruenberg, confronted with her elderly father’s flashbacks and nightmares, begins to inhabit the story of his sister Mia, who disappeared into Germany in 1941 when she was just 15 years old. After her father’s death in 2005, Gruenberg traveled to Vienna, Germany and back to her childhood to explore this lost landscape and to trace the fates of Mia, their extended family, friends and neighbors. Using letters, old photographs, primary source documents and her father’s writing, she weaves her story with theirs.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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