Hana's Suitcase: A Quest To Solve a Holocaust Mystery, by Karen Levine


August 03, 2020
01:00 PM


Online with Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum View map

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Each first Monday of the month, join a virtual book discussion led by educators at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. This week, you'll discuss Hana's Suitcase: A Quest To Solve a Holocaust Mystery by Karen Levine.

In March 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education center in Tokyo, received an empty suitcase from the museum at Auschwitz. On the outside, in white paint, were the words “Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Orphan.”

Fumiko and the children at the center were determined to find out who Hana was and what happened to her all those years ago, leading them to a startling and emotional discovery.

The dual narrative intertwines Fumiko’s international journey to find the truth about Hana Brady’s fate with Hana’s own compelling story of her life in a quiet Czech town, which is shattered by the arrival of the Nazis, tearing apart the family she loves.

The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. The link to join will be sent to all registered guests the day of the program. Register here for one ticket per device used.