A memoirist faces the consequences of revealing her family’s secret past

Helen Fremont’s parents were Holocaust survivors. Her new book “The Escape Artist” explores what happened when she shared that in a book. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-20 15:00:00 UTC ]
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