A seasoned journalist finds the story of many lifetimes in the recollections of her cousin in this part-memoir, part family-history, and part detective story, Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, the Fate of His Family, and the Secret History of Poland in World War II.

For scholar and author Susan Rubin Suleiman, everyday objects from her past hold memories of her childhood as a Holocaust refugee. Her family survived by hiding, forging papers, and going by a Christian name until they fled to America, where Susan experienced a reckoning that would shape her life and scholarship thereafter. Hear her story in Daughter of History: Traces of An Immigrant Girlhood. This program is sponsored by the University of Virginia Jewish Studies Program.

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