Join us for an evening of remembrance and reflection with Holocaust survivor Dori Katz, as she reflects on her experience in Belgium during the Holocaust from a hidden child’s perspective.
Dori Katz was born in Antwerp to Polish and Czech parents a year before the Germans invaded and occupied Belgium in 1940. With the exception of Dori and her mother who survived separately in hiding, her father and entire family were deported to Auschwitz. Reunited after the war, she and her mother came to America in 1952.
She went on to earn a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa and is currently Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages and Literature from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, where she taught French and Modern European Literature for several decades. She has published many poems and translations from the French in anthologies, journals, and reviews, and has published a bi-lingual book of poetry, Hiding in Other People’s Houses, with her poems translated into Spanish. She has also translated several books from French by Marguerite Yourcenar and a novel by Henri Raczymow.
Her memoir, Looking for Strangers: The True Story of my Hidden Wartime Childhood, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 2013. It was a finalist for an award from The National Jewish Book Council for 2013.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the event is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.