The Postcard: Anne Berest (France) in Conversation with Dorit Shiloh

The Postcard: Anne Berest (France) in Conversation with Dorit Shiloh

Tuesday 28.5
Yael Garden, Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Session conducted in English

In “The Postcard” (published in Hebrew by Modan), Anne Berest, French writer, actress and Goncourt Prize nominee, tells the epic tale of her Jewish family’s odyssey through the 20th century – from the upheavals of Bolshevik Russia, through the landscapes of Latvia and Palestine, to the boulevards of contemporary Paris. Tracing the lives of the Rabinowitz family over five generations, Berest recounts their experiences through pogroms, persecution, economic triumphs, property loss, and their eventual immigration to Israel. Among them, five members sought a new beginning in Paris with the hopes of assimilating into French society, only to have four murdered in Auschwitz. The fifth member was Berest's grandmother, Myriam Picabia-Bouveris, who survived the war and passed away in the 1990s.


In conversation with literary scholar and author Dorit Shiloh, Berest will share the discovery of her Jewish heritage, which inspired the book, and the extensive research that informed its



Ambassador of the European Union to the State of Israel H.E Dimiter Tzantchev and 

French ambassdor, Mr. Frédéric JOURNES will deliver opening remarkd


This event is part of a collaboration to promote contemporary European literature between the European Union and the International Writers Festival at Mishkenot Sha'ananim.






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