Yom Ha Shoah Reflections: A Jewish Childhood in WWII BritainMonday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Monday, April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yom Ha Shoah Reflections: A Jewish Childhood in WWII Britain
Cynthia Ehrenkrantz was six in 1939 when Britain entered World War II. Seeking Shelter is her vivid child’s-eye account of life in wartime England as she lived it: an adored only child in a large Jewish clan whose comfortable existence became one of food shortages, gas masks, air-raid sirens, and – worst of all – being sent away for months and years at a stretch to escape German bombs. Cynthia will reflect on the mixed realities of wartime and read passages from her book.
About the Presenter: Originally from London, Cynthia’s work has appeared in Gourmet News Magazine, Simple Cooking, Jewish Post & News, riverSedge: a Journal of Art and Literature, and How Not to Greet Famous People: The Best Stories from Ducts.org. A resident of White Plains, NY, she also performs her work at regional storytelling events and sings with the Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus.