Translating Lives: The Correspondence of Sara Spira @ Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee [16 August]

Translating Lives: The Correspondence of Sara Spira

19:00 - 20:00

 Facebook event page
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
While Mary and George Stern escaped the Holocaust and immigrated to the United States in 1938, Mary’s mother Sara Spira chose to stay in Germany. Mary and George settled in Racine, Wisconsin and maintained communication with their family trapped in Europe. Eventually, Sara was deported from Germany to Poland, where she continued to send postcards updating her children on the hardships she faced living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Sara perished in the Holocaust, but her family kept her treasured correspondences.
Explore the history of Sara Spira and Mary and George Stern with Amos Bitzan, Assistant Professor of History at UW-Madison, who took his students on a journey of discovery to uncover the details of their experience through these postcards and letters.
Museum Members $3 | Non-members $7
Doors open 20 min prior to the lecture.
Sponsored by George L. Mosse / Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Offered in connection with Stitching Histories From the Holocaust, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, April 8 – September 16, 2018.
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Contemporary Issues in Latino Immigration
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Diaspora in China: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai 1938-1950
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Doors Open 2018 at Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

The most anticipated events in Milwaukee :

Justin Timberlake - The Man Of The Woods Tour
Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
Puerto Rican Family Festival
Humboldt Park Beer Garden
Reba Live
Wisconsin State Fair
8th Annual Milwaukee Wingfest
Wisconsin State Fair
Brady Street Festival
Brady Street BID
TLC with En Vogue
Wisconsin State Fair
Vans Warped Tour '18 : Milwaukee, WI
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
Metallica - WorldWired Tour
Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour
Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center
Lady Antebellum & Darius Rucker Summer Plays On Tour
American Family Insurance Amphitheater
The most popular events in your news feed!