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Sunday, February 16 • 11:30am - 12:45pm
Searching For My Parents’ Lost Homeland

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Wall Street Journal reporter Lucette Lagnado was born in Cairo, Egypt’s once majestic and glamorous capital. With Nasser’s nationalization of Egyptian industry, her family lost all they had and were forced to flee. In this session, the award-winning author of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suitand The Arrogant Years details her family's generally blissful existence in Cairo, their shattering emigration to New York via Paris, and her childhood in Brooklyn’s immigrant Sephardic community.


Lucette Lagnado

Lucette Lagnado is an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Lagnado’s family left Egypt as refugees when she was a small child—an experience that helped shape both her memoirs, The Arrogant Years and The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit for which she received the Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. She is the coauthor of Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz, which has been... Read More →

Sunday February 16, 2014 11:30am - 12:45pm
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