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Book Talk: Those Who Are Saved

Hosted By: American Jewish University's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Alexis Landau’s new novel outlines one mother’s impossible choice, and a heartbreaking journey spanning years and continents. Set during World War II, Alexis Landau’s second novel chronicles a heartbreaking journey from Europe to California, and one mother’s impossible choice and search for her daughter against all odds.

Inspired by Los Angeles’ true history as a refuge for displaced European artists – including Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Otto Preminger, and Fritz Laing – Those Who Are Saved spans years and continents to deliver an evocative meditation on motherhood, exile, the devastating effects of war, and the enduring power of love.

Join her in conversation with Prof. Michael Berenbaum to discuss this story of personal and artistic survival.

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