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Book Reading – “Postcards to Hitler”

When:
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Where:
Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery Street
San Francisco, CA  
Additional Info:
Category:
Theater
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San Francisco LaborFest

Book reading of “Postcards to Hitler” by Bruce Neuburger
An intimate and dramatic narrative history of Munich residents Benno and Anna Neuburger and their circle of relatives and friends drawn from family stories, interviews, and archival documents, including those from the Gestapo and the Nazi People’s Court.

Postcards to Hitler follows the arc of history, from a “Golden age” of Jewish accomplishment in Germany to the depth of mass murder: A portrayal of the rise of racist antisemitism and fascism in the years that encompassed two world wars. It is the story of resistance that contradicts the myth of German Jewish passivity to Nazi oppression.

Discussion following the author’s presentation might open up topics that bear on what we see unfolding in the U.S. and the world today as genocide and fascism once again become loathsome features of our world!

“If Benno’s story has any broader importance, it is that the desire, means, and courage to resist oppression exists even in the most repressive societies. And such resistance is never futile.”

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