Museum of Jewish Heritage – Live Storytelling Event: Stories of Regeneration from the Second Generation


To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Museum of Jewish Heritage hosted a live storytelling event of children of Holocaust survivors recollecting what it was like to grow up in the shadow of the Shoah.

Storytellers included Daniel Libeskind, architect; Joseph Berger, former New York Times reporter and author of Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust; Esther Perel, therapist and author; Sam Norich, publisher, Jewish Daily Forward; Museum Trustee Jack Kliger, chairman/CEO, British Heritage Magazine; Ruth Lichtenstein, publisher, Hamodia, founder/director Project Witness; Eva Fogelman, psychologist, author, filmmaker, and co-director of the International Study of Organized Persecution of Children; and Rick Landman, attorney, professor, and director of INFOTRUE Educational Experiences. Stephanie Butnick, senior editor, Tablet Magazine, represented the third generation; Amichai Lau-Lavie, spiritual leader of Lab/Shul and founding director of Storahtelling, Inc., emceed the event. Museum Chairman Bruce C. Ratner offered welcoming remarks.