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"A Tale of a Tombstone" - a lecture by Dan Oren

18:00 h
04 Dec

Dan Oren - net

In an abandoned and overgrown Polish cemetery in 1993, my mother and I found a striking tombstone (מצבה, macewa) of a woman named Sarah. I spent the next 20 years trying to decode the Hebrew writing and puzzle written on it, determined to find out “Who was Buried in Sarah’s Tomb?” Finally solving that mystery opened the door to a lost world of Jewish life. In this presentation (in English and Polish), we will rapidly solve that mystery together and open up doors to exploring the past.

Dan Oren, M.D. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, to Rebeka Oren, originally from Lublin. He was educated at Yale University and is currently a Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholar and Visiting Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Rzeszów and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Psychiatry at Yale University. He is the author of "Joining the Club: A History of Jews at Yale".