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Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

cordially invites you to attend

THE LAST PALACE: 

EUROPE’S TURBULENT CENTURY IN FIVE LIVES AND ONE LEGENDARY HOUSE

Author Norman Eisen in conversation with Richard Schlesinger


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019, 7 PM

Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York

Ambassador Norman Eisen is the author of The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House, available now. He is a senior fellow at Brookings, a CNN political commentator, and the chair of the government watchdog group CREW. Eisen served from 2009 to 2011 in the White House as President Obama’s “ethics czar” and as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014. 

Eisen’s book tells the story of liberalism and illiberalism through the lives of the people who preceded him in his ambassadorial residence in Prague: its Jewish builder, Nazi occupier, post-WWII American savior, and Cold War movie star-ambassador. Interwoven throughout is the story of his mother, a Czech Holocaust survivor who sent him back to Prague to live in the palace once occupied by the Nazis--and was his best advisor as he took on their modern-day successors.

Richard Schlesinger is a correspondent for CBS news and he contributes to Sunday Morning and other broadcasts. He previously served as a full-time correspondent for 48 Hours (1990-1997), reporting on a wide range of topics, including innocent Americans behind bars, marriage and divorce in the 1990s and the middle-class recession. Mr. Schlesinger is the grandson of Otto Petschek, one of the protagonists of The Last Palace

Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Suggested donation at door: $5

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Sunday March 24, 2019
2:00 p.m.
 
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York
 
Annual Memorial Service
for Czechoslovak Jewish Victims of Nazism
 
 

 

 
Missed the November 5, 2018 Lecture?
 
 
T. G. Masaryk, Czechoslovak Jews
and the Case for Liberal Democracy
discusses
Hillel J. Kieval
Professor, Department of History
Washington University of St. Louis