Jay Neugeboren speaks about his latest novel, 1940.
Wed, November 19, 2008 • 7:00 PM • Prothro Auditorium At the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
Jay Neugeboren was born in 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote two
while attending Columbia University, but channeled his skills as a
into political activism before selling his first novel in 1965. He
author of fourteen books including the novels The Stolen Jew (1981)
Before My Life Began (1985) and non-fiction Imaging Robert (1997) and
Transforming Madness (1999).
New York on the eve of World War II to discover her father has
She befriends Dr. Bloch-a fascinating historical figure, physician
Hitler family, and the only Jew for whom Hitler arranged departure
Europe. Dr. Bloch aids in the search, also hiding Elisabeth's son,
escaped from a Maryland institution.