Memoirs of a Hidden Child

Top Pick March 24, 2019 Lexington $8.00
Sara Cohen (Courtesy photo: Shelly Kamanitz/NewTV)
Sara Cohen (Courtesy photo: Shelly Kamanitz/NewTV)

Sara Cohen has always been interested in arts and culture, particularly the stories of her own Jewish relatives from Athens, Greece. As a child born after the war to parents who survived the roundup of all the Jews of Greece, she recalls a “normal” childhood in the diminished Greek Jewish community of Athens. Only 5,000 Jews remained in all of Greece after the loss of more than 65,000 in Auschwitz. Those who returned tried to pick up new lives, and those who had gone into hiding tried to reclaim their lost homes, and for most that was a difficult path. Sara’s parents, who had been hidden by righteous Christians, did not meet and marry until after the war.

Come hear this fascinating story of the Jews of Greece during the Holocaust, and hear first-hand what it was like for Sara to grow up in the post-Holocaust Jewish Greek community in Athens, as well as her eventual immigration to the Boston area. After attending the Boston school system and securing a scholarship to Northeastern University, Sara began a 32-year career of teaching art in the Boston Public Schools. Her passion for photography and recording personal stories led her to creating documentaries.

Now producing a bimonthly program, “What’s Your Story,” for NewTV, Sara has a format for presenting her documentaries on art, culture and stories of interest.

This breakfast and speaker is sponsored by the Sisterhood.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Emunah
9 Piper Rd
Lexington, MA 02421
Organized By
$8.00 Per person

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator. MORE

More From...

More In...

More At...