One Hundred Saturdays
Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World
Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival and the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre present a Master Storytellers event for One Hundred Saturdays: Stella Levi and the Search for a Lost World.
Join author Michael Frank in conversation with Dr. Abby Wener Herlin as they discuss this brutal yet ultimately hopeful account from one of history’s darkest episodes.
Please RESERVE A SPOT for this FREE event.
This is the remarkable story of ninety-nine-year-old Stella Levi, whose conversations with journalist Michael Frank over the course of six years bring to life the vibrant world of Jewish Rhodes, the deportation to Auschwitz that extinguished ninety percent of her community, and the resilience and wisdom of the woman who lived to tell the tale.
Probing and courageous, candid and sly, Stella is a magical modern-day Scheherazade whose stories reveal what it was like to grow up in an extraordinary place in an extraordinary time—and to construct a life after that place has vanished.
Stella asks challenging questions that often have no easy answer. She is honest about her life. She is the kind of person we all dream of learning from and who—at nearly a century—is still interested in engaging with and learning from us in return.