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Author and Jewish Holocaust Survivor Dr. Dori Katz Visits Baruch, Nov. 4

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NEW YORK, NY- October 30, 2014 - Baruch College and The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center welcomes author Dr. Dori Katz for a discussion on her book, Looking For Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime Childhood, on Tuesday, November 4.

Katz is a Jewish Holocaust survivor who thought that her lost memories of her childhood years in Belgium were irrecoverable. But after a chance viewing of a documentary about hidden children in German-occupied Belgium, Katz realized that she might, in fact, be able to unearth those years. Looking for Strangers is the deeply honest record of her attempt to do so.

Dori Katz is a poet and author, and professor emerita of modern languages and literature at Trinity College. She is a translator of several books from the French and a poet. Her most recent collection of poems is Hiding in Other People’s Houses.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:           A Reading & Conversation with Dr. Dori Katz

WHEN:           Tuesday, November 4, 2014

                       5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus

                       55 Lexington Avenue

                       Room 14-270




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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