Events

Holocaust to Resistance Toronto Book Launch

  • Date: October 18, 2019
  • Starts: 7:00pm
  • Location: Friends House
  • Address: 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto, ON

All are invited to the launch of Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey, by Suzanne Berliner Weiss.

“Suzanne Weiss exemplifies what it looks like to dedicate one’s life, post-Holocaust, to the mandate of ‘Never Again’ – for anyone. Her fascinating life story is sure to inspire many generations of activists.” — Corey Balsam, National Coordinator, Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey is a powerful, awe-inspiring memoir from author and activist Suzanne Berliner Weiss. Born to Jewish parents in Paris in 1941, Suzanne was hidden from the Nazis on a farm in rural France. Alone after the war, she lived in progressive-run orphanages, where she gained a belief in peace and brotherhood. Adoption by a New York family led to a tumultuous youth haunted by domestic conflict, fear of nuclear war and anti-communist repression, consignment to a detention home and magical steps toward relinking with her origins in Europe.

At age seventeen, Suzanne became a lifelong social activist, engaged in student radicalization, the Cuban Revolution, and movements for Black Power, women’s liberation, peace in Vietnam and freedom for Palestine. Now nearing eighty, Suzanne tells how the ties of friendship, solidarity and resistance that saved her as a child speak to the needs of our planet today.

More about: Holocaust to Resistance, My Journey.

« Previous

Next »