JW3, the Jewish community centre in Finchley Road north London, is marking Yom Hashoah this weekend with a series of events the centrepiece of which is After Images, a discussion between three daughters of Holocaust survivors -- Lisa Appignanesi, Aloma Halter and Anita Peleg --- each of whom has a new book out relating to Holocaust memory.
Writer Lisa Appignanesi's book, Losing the Dead, traces her parents' flight from wartime Poland to Canada. Aloma Halter is the editor of Roman's Journey, the memoir of her late father the artist Roman Halter. Anita Peleg's book, A Glimmer of Hope, is about her mother, the sculptor Naomi Blake, whose work can be seen at various synagogues and Holocaust memorials.
The event, which starts at 7.30pm on Sunday, will be chaired by JC literary editor, Gerald Jacobs. An extract from Fergal Keane's film about Roman Halter will be shown and the discussion will address such issues as the effect of a Shaoh survivor's experiences upon their children and how creative art can be a way of overcoming brutal destruction. Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org