A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets – An International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemorative Event
Noah Lederman, grandson of Holocaust survivors and author of the memoir, A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets, shares a personal journey from his grandparents’ Brooklyn kitchen to World War II Poland. Raised on toned-down Holocaust stories, Noah’s quest for the uncensored truth intensifies after his Poppy’s death. Despite avoiding Poland after college, Noah ends up there, subsequently unlocking buried memories with his grandmother. Surprisingly, revisiting the Holocaust narrative revitalizes her, ending years of mourning. This revelation transformed the grandmother he once playfully mocked into his hero.