Guest speaker Lillian Rosengarten, author of:
Survival and Conscience
From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat for Gaza
In 1937, when Lillian Rosengarten was a toddler, her family fled Nazi Germany, for New York. But even there, the legacy of the Nazis' brutality continued to cast a shadow over her family for many decades. In her book Survival and Conscience, Rosengarten describes how she faced those challenges and came to understand that all forms of extreme nationalism and race hatred must be combated, together. Along with many other refugees from Nazism and survivors of the Holocaust, she became a strong advocate of Palestinian rights. In 2010, she joined the “Jewish Boat to Gaza”, designed to break Israel’s punishing blockade of Gaza.
Copies of her book, Survival and Conscience, will be for sale at the event.
Lillian Rosengarten is a clinical social worker and psychoanalyst. She is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, and progressive human rights activist. Her writings have been published on Mondoweiss.net and elsewhere. Lillian practices meditation and has traveled broadly, pursuing her interest in Buddhism and other ways of understanding the world.
Berkeley, CA 94703
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