HYBRID: I Lived to Tell the World: Stories from Survivors of Holocaust, Genocide and the Atrocities of War

Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The Lake Oswego Public Library invites you to an intimate literary event with Elizabeth Mehren as she discusses her latest book, I Lived to Tell the World: Stories from Survivors of Holocaust, Genocide, and the Atrocities of War. She will be in conversation with Sankar Raman, founder and president of The Immigrant Story and Evelyn Banko, a Holocaust Survivor and Lake Oswego resident.

Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 2:00pm as Mehren describes the process of creating her powerful collection of stories. She has presented thirteen personal narratives of individuals who faced unimaginable hardship and yet emerged with unwavering hope, immeasurable courage and stunning resilience. Hear the captivating journeys of survivors who have built new lives in Oregon amid the echoes of their past.

The event will start with a movie screening of “Reconciliation,” a short film produced by The Immigrant Story in collaboration with NW Documentary. “Reconciliation” documents the story of Emmanuel Turaturanye, who survived the Rwandan genocide that killed nearly everyone else in his large, extended family. 

Following the screening, Sankar Raman, a leading advocate for immigrants, will moderate a discussion with Mehren and Evelyn Banko. After the discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists.

The Author will be selling copies of her book I Lived to Tell the World. Books can be purchased on-site. Elizabeth Mehren will also be available following the conversation for book signing.

Questions?  Please contact librarian Todd Feinman at tfeinman@lakeoswego.city
This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library.

 Watch Live on the Library's YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/live/YOf4cKrjX_g?feature=share 

The Immigrant Story