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ESTHER SAFRAN FOER
The long-time activist and author will share her family story during the Holocaust and beyond at Nina McLemore on Sept 25
BOOK SIGNING EVENT IN PERSON AND LIVE STREAM TIME: 11 am PLACE: NINA MCLEMORE, 5310B Western Ave NW, Chevy Chase, MD and YouTube RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR
NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST • “Part personal quest, part testament, and all thoughtfully, compassionately written.”—The Washington Post
Esther Safran Foer is the author of “I Want You to Know We Are Still Here,” which tells the story of her mother’s journey from Western Ukraine to Tashkent in order to escape the Nazis and, later, of her post-war life in the US. The book is a memoir and a search for discovery of the places and people of the villages where her parents grew up.
Esther was born in Lodz, Poland to Holocaust survivors. She spent her early childhood in a displaced persons camp before moving with her family to the United States in 1949. She worked as press secretary for presidential candidate, George McGovern; founded the public relations firm FM Strategic Communications in 2002 and served as Executive Director of Sixth & I Synagogue and cultural center in Washington, DC. from 2007 to 2016. She is married to Bert Foer, a lawyer and founder of the American Antitrust Institute. They have three sons; novelist, Jonathan Safran Foer and journalists, Franklin and Joshua Foer.
The book has also received praise from Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic: “Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America’s leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist.”
The Washington Post has called it “Part personal quest, part testament, and all thoughtfully, compassionately written.”
Esther will be interviewed by Judge Judith Bartnoff, recently retired from DC Superior Court. She was the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division and has served in the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions of the Court and as Presiding Judge of the Domestic Violence Unit. Judge Bartnoff has been a member of the DC Child Support Guideline Commission.
Nina McLemore is the founder of the Nina McLemore, Inc., a women’s apparel company whose collection is known for its luxurious fabrics, bold color palette and flattering silhouettes. Some of the most powerful women in business, government and the nonprofit world wear “Nina” for its’ statement, strong image, and timeless easy style. The company believes strongly in contributing to the community and hosts a speaker series for their clients who are authors including Valerie Jarrett, Susan Page, Ellen Weiss, Kathy Sullivan and Karen Tumulty. The company has donated over $300,000 a year to organizations serving women, children, health and the arts. For more information, visit www.ninamcle