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Ellen Cassedy

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Ellen Cassedy has explored the world of the Lithuanian Holocaust for 10 years. She is the writer of award-winning play Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn¸ a translator of Yiddish and a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and author of two books for working women.

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2013

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

American journalist Ellen Cassedy travelled to the land of her forbears, and found herself face to face with memory and moral dilemmas. From a modest quest to learn Yiddish in Vilnius, her personal journey expanded. She explored Lithuania’s efforts to build a civil and tolerant society over the traces of a bloody history, where many people today claim no knowledge of the tragic annihilation, or former life, of the Jews.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.