Klein College Lecture: Larry Hanover

Larry Hanover, a Klein College Adjunct Instructor, speaks about his book Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America, which is coauthored by Holocaust survivor Fred Behrend, whose family escaped Nazi Germany for Cuba and the United States, experiencing numerous brushes with history while in the U.S. Army. Behrend went from a sheltered life of wealth in a long-gone, old-world Germany, dwelling in the gilded compound once belonging to the manufacturer of the zeppelin airships, to a poor Jewish immigrant in New York City learning English from Humphrey Bogart films. Upon returning from service in the U.S. Army, he rose out of poverty, built a successful business in Manhattan, and returned to visit Germany a dozen times, giving him unique perspective into Germany’s attempts to surmount its Nazi past.

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