September 8, 8:00 PM
About this Event
Avi Hoffman tells the story of his mother Professor Miriam Hoffman, a young refugee growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany.
•ABOUT A BREED APART•
Author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor Miriam Hoffman’s multimedia presentation of her latest book – A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee. Together with her son, famed actor Avi Hoffman, this intellectual and emotional journey describes Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II. “A Breed Apart” is an engaging non-fiction tale of war and survival, seen through the eyes of a young Miriam and her father. The memoir chronicles her ability to triumph through a five-year sojourn in a DP camp leading to her immigration to the Bronx. Hoffman’s personal tale captures the beauty and importance of keeping the Yiddish language and culture alive during the twentieth-century, despite countless attempts to destroy it.