JewishGen Talks: Book Talk and Exhibition Review: “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

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Wednesday February 9

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


About the Talk:

In The Hare with Amber Eyes, celebrated artist Edmund de Waal investigates his illustrious family history, their journey from Odessa to Vienna and Paris in the 19th century, and how they lost everything during the Holocaust except a collection of rare Japanese netsuke, which were rescued by a family maid. This collection is now the subject of an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York.


In this talk, de Waal will be joined by well-known attorney, philanthropist, and Jewish genealogist E. Randol Schoenberg a discussion about the book and family history, the exhibition, and how family heirlooms can function as storytelling devices to perpetuate the legacy and memory of a family throughout generations.