Washington DC Jewish Community Center

GLOE (Gay & Lesbian Outreach and Engagement) Book Talk with Author Lev Raphael
Goethe-Institut Washington (Chinatown/Gallery Place)

Lev Raphael: 
         MY GERMANY

Wednesday, April 22GLOE Lev Raphael Book Cover
7:30 pm at the Goethe-Institut Washington
812 Seventh Street NW (Gallery Place/Chinatown)
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation

Lev Raphael grew up loathing everything German. A son of Holocaust survivors, haunted by his parents' suffering under Nazi  rule, he was certain that Germany was one place he would never visit. Those feelings shaped his Jewish and gay identities, his life, and his career.

Then the barriers of a lifetime began to come down, as revealed in this moving memoir. After his mother’s death, while researching her war years, Raphael found a distant relative living in the very
city where she had been a slave laborer.

What would he learn if he actually traveled to the place where his mother had found freedom and met his father? Not long after that epochal trip, a German publisher bought several of his books for
translation. Raphael was launched on book tours in Germany, discovering not so much a new Germany, but a new self: someone unafraid to face the past and transcend it. 

Co-sponsored with the  Metro GLBT Community Center, Goethe-Institut Washington and the American Jewish Committee

Presented in Partnership with Literature, Music and Dance at the 16th Street J

For more information, please contact Justin Lerner at (202) 777-3253 or justinl@washingtondcjcc.org

 

 

 

Date:
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Address:
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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