October 14, 2019

The Voices That Wouldn’t Be Silenced

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 7:00pm

Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall

Epstein Building, Brandeis University,

Waltham, MA

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s in Russia, the only escape from pogroms for thousands of girls was the prospect of a job or marriage that would take them to “America.” Author Talia Carner imagines one of Tevye’s daughters escaping this way. Unfortunately, 200,000 Jewish girls and women found themselves in the clutches of Zwi Migdal, a legal traffickers’ union that operated with impunity throughout South America for 70 years. Carner, author of The Third Daughter, will reveal how the cries of these women prompted her to expose a shameful chapter in Jewish history. She will discuss actions that can be taken today to abolish human enslavement.

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About Talia Carner

Talia Carner is the author of several novels and short stories. Her novel, Jerusalem Maiden (HarperCollins, 2011) won the Forward National Literature Award and Hotel Moscow won USA Book News award. Carner is a board member of HBI and an honorary board member of several anti-domestic violence and child abuse intervention organizations. She is married to Ron Carner, president of Maccabi USA. The couple has four grown children and reside in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.

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