By a Thread – A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s Hidden Identity at CJH

Sunday, December 10
By a Thread – A Daughter’s Search for Her Mother’s Hidden Identity
Presented by Jewish Genealogical Society & Center for Jewish History
New York journalist Marisa Fox knew her mother as Tamar Fromer Fox, a self-proclaimed freedom fighter and hero of the Israeli War of Independence. But Tamar’s Polish roots were more elusive, as she avoided any conversation of how she escaped the fate that claimed her own mother and large family who were murdered at Auschwitz. Nearly 20 years after Tamar died, Marisa discovers her mother had a hidden identity and goes in search of it. After a 7-year investigation from Manhattan to Melbourne, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Detroit, Haifa, Berlin, and Malmo, Sweden, finding survivors and relatives who knew her mother, Fox has directed a documentary about her search called “By a Thread.” Connecting the dots between her mother’s alias and her true genealogical roots and secret past, Fox asks: Is identity something that’s genetically determined or are we creatures of self-invention and reinvention?
Tickets: JGS members free; guests are welcome, $5 at the door.

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