Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Lunch & Learn with Nancy Miller
Washington DCJCC

Co-sponsored with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.

$7, Discounted J Members & National Museum of Jewish Military History Members $5 

Nancy Miller Book
In her new memoir, What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how she reconstructed her family’s missing past from a handful of mysterious objects found in dresser drawers and apartment closets after her father’s death. The strange collection--locks of hair, a postcard from Argentina, a cemetery receipt, letters written in Yiddish—moved her to search for the people who had left these traces of their lives and to understand what had happened to them.

As Miller slowly pieced together her family portrait and assembled a genealogical tree, she felt connected in unexpected ways to an immigrant narrative that began in Eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, when her ancestors headed for the Lower East Side of Manhattan. At the end of her decade-long quest, Miller started to imagine the life she might have had with the missing side of her family.

Suspended between what had been lost and what she found, Miller finally comes to terms with the bittersweet legacy of the third generation—tantalizing fragments of disappeared worlds.

Nancy K. Miller has written, edited or co-edited more than a dozen volumes, including Getting Personal, Bequest and Betrayal, and But Enough About Me.

                                          Buy the Book! 

If you have questions or for more information
please contact Jean Graubart or call (202) 777-3268.



SPECIAL: register for BOTH this Lunch & Learn with Nancy Miller and the March 14th Lunch & Learn with Debbie Levy at a Special Price for both events.  See ticketing option inside.


Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.   

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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