Monday, April 24, 2017
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Saul and Gladys Gwirtzman Lecture
The author and poet presents In the Unlikeliest of Places: How Nachman Libeskind Survived the Nazis, Gulags, and Soviet Communism a story of her father’s remarkable survival during WWII. The talk, taking place in remembrance of Yom HaShoah, will be introduced by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.
Annette Libeskind Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to America at age sixteen. In her three-decade career with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, she spearheaded the institution’s nationwide and worldwide science education programs. Now retired, she is pursuing her life-long love of writing. Her stories and poems have appeared in Silk Road Review: a Literary Crossroads; Persimmon Tree and in American Gothic: a New Chamber Opera. Her first memoir, In the Unlikeliest of Places, a story of her remarkable father’s survival, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in September 2014. Berkovits has completed two other non-fiction manuscripts and is working on a poetry collection as well as a novel.
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