Recorded on November 17th, 2016 at the New York Public Library
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A classic of Holocaust literature, When Memory Comes is the eloquent, acclaimed memoir of childhood by Saul Friedländer. Forty years after its publication, Friedländer bridges the gap between past and present with his new book, Where Memory Leads: My Life. In celebration of the reissue of the original and the publication of the sequel, Friedlander is joined by his friend, writer and critic Leon Wieseltier.
SAUL FRIEDLÄNDER is an award-winning Israeli historian and currently a professor of history at UCLA. He was born in Prague to a family of German-speaking Jews, grew up in France, and experienced the German Occupation of 1940-1944. His historical works have received great praise and recognition, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945.
LEON WIESELTIER is the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution and Contributing Editor and Critic at The Atlantic. From 1983 to 2014 he was the literary editor of The New Republic. He is the author, among other books, of Kaddish, which has been translated into many languages. In 2013 he was awarded the Dan David Prize.