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1930s and Today: What Does it Mean to Be a Neighbor?

2021-03-03 19:00:00 2021-03-03 20:00:00 America/New_York 1930s and Today: What Does it Mean to Be a Neighbor? Virtual Princeton Public Library

Wednesday, March 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-03 19:00:00 2021-03-03 20:00:00 America/New_York 1930s and Today: What Does it Mean to Be a Neighbor? Author Mimi Schwartz discusses her new book, "Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village," with Ingrid Reed. Virtual Princeton Public Library

Author Mimi Schwartz discusses her new book, "Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village," with Ingrid Reed.

Ten years after the publication of her original memoir, "Good Neighbors, Bad Times," Schwartz received a letter from 88-year-old Max Sayer in South Australia. In 1937, months after Schwartz's family had fled the Nazis, Sayer's Catholic family moved five houses from where the Schwartz family had lived. Eighty-three years later, Schwartz and Sayer began an ongoing conversation as “virtual neighbors,” exchanging their village stories across oceans and time, through two different windows of history.

Ingrid Reed, a veteran interviewer about New Jersey public affairs, lived four houses away from Schwartz in Glen Acres. Their 50-year friendship, which began in the planned integrated Princeton neighborhood, offers a third window to explore the meaning of “neighbor” then — and its lessons for us as neighbors today.  

For an overview of the book, watch this video and visit the author's website.

This is a Library and Labyrinth Livestream event and will be held via Zoom. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

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This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register at this link