"A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee" by Miriam Hoffman — BOOK LAUNCH

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Yiddishkayt Press proudly announces author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor Miriam Hoffman’s new book "A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee." This intellectual and emotional journey describes Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II.

“A Breed Apart," an engaging non-fiction tale of war and survival, is seen through the eyes of a young Miriam and her father. The memoir chronicles her ability to triumph through a five-year sojourn in a DP camp leading to her immigration to the Bronx. Hoffman’s personal tale captures the beauty and importance of keeping the Yiddish language and culture alive during the twentieth-century, despite countless attempts to destroy it.

"'A Breed Apart’ is unlike anything I’ve written before," said Hoffman. "It’s my destiny to retell these difficult memories so that we keep the faith of humanity alive. Never again is now. Unfortunately, my story is topical in today’s social and political environment.”

Hoffman appears in conversation with New Yiddish Rep's Avi Hoffman, feat. The Klezmatics' Lisa Gutkin and Yiddish/English actor/singer Eleanor Reissa.

All profits benefit Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc., a public charity devoted to preserving Jewish culture.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams St.
New York, NY 11201

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718-666-3049

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Free