Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30
Debbie Levison's multi award-winning debut book, THE CRATE: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice, launched last summer. Both the Connecticut and New Jersey Departments of Education will use it as a Holocaust resource, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC now features it as well. Since its release Debbie has been speaking here, there, and everywhere, from bookstores to colleges and scores of other venues from Canada to Florida.
THE CRATE has been called “heart wrenching,” “brilliant,” and “a necessary read.” It’s the true story of a gruesome crime that involved my family of Holocaust survivors. In 2010, we discovered a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and hidden underneath our lakeside cottage. We were not prepared for the horrific contents of the crate; it turned out to contain the remains of a young mother, brutally murdered. The discovery traumatized my family, especially my fragile parents: it dredged up their memories of the Holocaust – of surviving concentration camps, cattle cars, death marches – and forced them to confront violence and evil yet again, right on their doorstep. The themes are relevant and timely, of refugees and the need for sanctuary; violence and racial intolerance; and the seemingly limitless human capacity for evil. It is a speculation on hate in our society. Join Debbie for a book discussion and signing!