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Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Stamford Campus
Multipurpose Room (1.08)

Charles Kaiser, "A Model of Resistance: How one French family chose to fight the Nazis during the occupation of Paris."

Charles Kaiser will speak about his book, The Cost of Courage, a biography of the Boulloches, a Catholic bourgeois family who fought against the Nazis and paid a tremendous price for their courage. Kaiser has known his subjects all his life because his uncle lived with the Boulloche sisters for year, beginning in the fall of 1944, immediately after the liberation of Paris. Since then the two families have nurtured seven decades of friendship.

Kaiser is a former reporter for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and a former press critic for Newsweek. He reviews books regularly for The Guardian. He is associate director of the LGBT Social Science and Public Policy Center at Hunter College. His other books are 1968 In America, The Gay Metropolis, and What It Means to Be a Homosexual, for which he wrote the afterword. The Cost of Courage was published in the US by Other Press and in France last summer by Seuil.

Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 p.m., MPR (Room 108)

Contact:

Frederick Roden, frederick.roden@uconn.edu

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