A good reporter is a storyteller – listening carefully to what other people have to say and crafting their tales into words that capture the readers’ interest and engage them in the narrative.
Erin Einhorn is a good reporter, but when the story she uncovered was the story of her own mother’s protectors from the Nazis during World War II, she became part of the story and the unexpected events that unfolded in her own life altered her mission completely.
Einhorn will be in Louisville on Sunday, December 12, to share her story, which she recorded in her memoir, The Pages in Between, at a Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Affair at 10:30 a.m. at a private home. The cost is $20 per person.
Einhorn is a reporter for the New York Daily News where she’s covered New York City’s government and the nation’s largest public school system. She has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Fortune. A contributor to public radio’s This American Life, Einhorn and her story were the basis for one of the show’s most popular episodes.
Today, she lives in New York City, but she grew up in suburban Detroit. She knew her mother was a Holocaust survivor. Her mother told her she was born in the ghetto and saved from the Nazis by a Polish family. After the war, she was reunited with her father and taken to the United States to begin life anew.
Einhorn pressed her mother for details but wasn’t satisfied with the answers she found. So she set off for Poland in search of Wieslaw Skowronski and the truth. While she expected an exciting reunion, she found that the truth was not simple and straightforward.
The Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Divisions are comprised of women who make a minimum commitment of $5,000 or $1,500 respectively to the 2011 JCL Annual Campaign. To inspire future generations and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish tradition of tzedakah, the Jewish Community of Louisville invites members of these two divisions to bring their mothers, mothers-in-law, adult daughters and daughters-in-law with them to this event.
RSVP by December 10 to Mary Jean Timmel at email@example.com.
[by Shiela Steinman Wallace]
Julie Ellis, Kate Latts, Maxine Rouben and Jennifer Tuvlin are co-chairs of this event.