Join author Dr. Lisa Gruenberg for a special virtual conversation with Dr. David Urion about her second-generation Holocaust memoir, “My City of Dreams.” This event, hosted by the bioethics centers of Harvard Medical School and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, will not only discuss Gruenberg’s personal journey, but will also examine her memoir’s importance from the point of view of living ethically.
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.
Dr. Lisa Gruenberg is a physician, medical educator and writer based in New England and Colorado. Her essays have been published in Ploughshares, Vital Signs, Hospital Drive, The Intima, Journal of Narrative Medicine and The Michigan Quarterly Review. Her short story, “Keiskamma,” won the 2012 Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “My City of Dreams” was published in September 2019 by Cambridge-based TidePool Press and is available in hardcover on Amazon, as well as on Kindle, Audible and shortly releasing in paperback.+ More... - Less...
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