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40th Annual Jewish Book and Arts Fair: “Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile and Love Reclaimed – Leslie Maitland”
October 30, 2012 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Location Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston, TX 77096
On a pier in Marseille in 1942, an 18-year old German Jewish girl – pried from the arms of the Frenchman she yearned to marry – was compelled to board one of the last ships to escape the country before the Nazis chocked off its ports. As the Lipari carried Janine and her family to Casablanca on the first leg of a perilous journey to Cuba, she would read through her tears Roland’s parting words: “I give you my vow that whatever the time we must wait, you will be my wife. Never forget, never doubt.” Five years later – her fierce desire to reunite with Roland obstructed by war and then by her family – Janine started anew with a dynamic American husband. Yet, she never ceased dreaming of her lost love, and her daughter, investigative reporter Leslie Maitland, eventually determined to find him. This non-fiction account – set against an impeccably researched historical portrait of Jewish life in Germany, in Occupied France, in a little-known Cuban detention camp, and within the refugee community of New York City’s “Fourth Reich” – culminates in the daring fulfillment of a vow of love made 50 years earlier in a world torn by persecution and war. This lecture is presented as part of the 40th Annual Jewish Book and Arts Fair and is cosponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston. Tickets are $10 for ERJCC members and $15 for the general public. Visit http://www.erjcchouston.org to register online. For more information, call 713-729-3200.

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