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Sunday, November 10 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Alexander Pecherky Hero of the Sobibor Uprising: Facts and Fictions

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Was Alexander “Sasha” Pechersky a Russian, a Soviet or a Jewish hero? Why was he long-forgotten and why was he the subject of so much attention in Russia last year? And what does his life teach us about the Holocaust and about Soviet Jews? David Bezmozgis, author of Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World, The Betrayers, and Immigrant City, traveled to Rostov-on-Don and Moscow to learn about Pechersky and to write the first authoritative account about his life in English.

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David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He is the author of two story collections, Natasha and Other Stories (2004) and Immigrant City: Stories (2019) and the novels, The Free World (2011), and The Betrayers (2014).David’s stories have appeared in numerous publications... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm EST