Merilyn Moos Book Launch : Breaking the Silence
Thursday, 23 April 2015 from 17:30 to 20:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Book Launch and Discussion, followed by drinks reception with light refreshments (doors open 5:30)
Author Merilyn Moos in discussion with Charmian Brinson, Emeritus Professor of German at Imperial College London, chaired by Martina O’Sullivan, Senior Commissioning Editor, Rowman & Littlefield International
Rowman & Littlefield International are delighted to invite you to the launch of Breaking the Silence: Voices of the Children of British Refugees from Nazism, with author Merilyn Moos.The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing. Entry is free and the book can be purchased in advance at a 25% discount (to be collected at the launch).
Merilyn Moos is a writer, activist and retired lecturer (London Metropolitan University). She is the author of The Language of Silence, a semi-autobiographical novel about growing up in a refugee family, and Beaten But Not Defeated, a biography of her father Siegfried Moos. She has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MA in Contemporary Cultural Studies from Birmingham University under Stuart Hall.
About Breaking the Silence:
Using a series of interviews with members of the second generation, Breaking the Silence offers an in-depth analysis of the memories and experiences of the British second generation of refugees from Nazism before the Holocaust. This oral history project investigates the impact of their parents’ trauma, dislocation and pattern of silence on ordinary members of this second generation in this unique geographical context.
“This highly original study reveals the long-lasting effects of trauma for the children of exiles who came to Britain from Nazi Germany, using their own words and with a commentary that is always fascinating and often very moving.” – Sue Vice, University of Sheffield
“This is a well-structured and well written study of the extent to which people from the second generation of German refugees in Britain have been affected by their parents' frequently silent suffering [...] Moos investigates the legacy of suffering, which is also her own, with great sensitivity and feeling.” – Charmian Brinson, Imperial College London
“This is a very important book. It presents ground-breaking research and contains new primary material: interviews with members of the second generation. It fills the gap in a field that is, to date, under-researched in the UK." – Andrea Hammel, Aberystwyth University
This event is open to public and will also be of interest to students in the Faculty of Social Sciences and humanities, School of Social Professions, School of Social Sciences, School of Media, Cuture and Communication.
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