Authors in Conversation: Rachael Cerrotti and Julie Lindahl

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Boston

Monday, October 25, 2021
12-1:30pm Eastern Time (US) / 6-7:30pm German time
Zoom Webinar

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About the Event

Covers of “We Share The Same Sky. A Memoir of and Migration” and “The Pendulum; A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past” Rachael Cerrotti is the author of “We Share The Same Sky” (2021). An award-winning author, photographer, educator and audio producer she is also the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. Julie Lindahl is a multi-national author, activist and educator living in Sweden. Her 2018 memoir, “The Pendulum; A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) reveals her 6-year journey through Europe and Latin America to discover the role her grandparents played in the Third Reich. 

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About the Speakers

Rachael CerrottiRachael Cerrotti is an award-winning author, photographer, educator and audio producer as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII.

In 2019, she released a narrative podcast, titled “We Share The Same Sky,” about this story. The show was the first-ever documentary podcast to be based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony and listed as one of the best podcasts of the year by HuffPost. Rachael’s follow-up memoir also titled “We Share The Same Sky” received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was listed as one of the “Best Books of August” by Apple Books. Rachael is currently producing and co-hosting a new podcast called “The Memory Generation” which digs into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and explores what it means to inherit memory. Rachael is based in Portland, Maine.

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Julie LindahlJulie Lindahl is a multi-national author, activist and educator living in Sweden. Her 2018 memoir, “The Pendulum; A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018) reveals her 6-year journey through Europe and Latin America to discover the role her grandparents played in the Third Reich.

Her story has been featured by NPR, the BBC World Service, and German television. In Sweden, she has worked hands-on to strengthen communities against extremism, a topic about which she has written in her role as contributor to WBUR Cognoscenti. In 2010 she founded Stories for Society, a Swedish non-profit dedicated to renewing the art of storytelling for social transformation. Find more information about Julie Lindahl on her website.

Photo credit: Kajsa Göransson