We Are Here

Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

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Ellen Cassedy, the author of We Are Here, has explored the world of the Lithuanian Holocaust for ten years. Her book began as a personal journey to connect with her Jewish forebears, but soon expanded into a larger quest, into how people in Lithuania – Jews and non-Jews alike – are engaging with their Nazi and Soviet past in order to move forward into the future.

Praise for We Are Here

“This eloquent book can help us to reach out, open our hearts, and rediscover one another in a spirit of
mutual understanding.”—Hon. Valdas Adamkus, former president of Lithuania

“A most captivating read. Cassedy offers an extraordinary perspective, human and moving, to concerns which often are hidden by tired cliches, sentimentality, or anger. A rare document.”
Samuel Bak
Artist, author of Painted in Words, survivor of the Vilna Ghetto

“Immersing herself in the study of Yiddish was like a prayer for her, a connection to her people…. It is clear from Ellen Cassedy’s experiences and research in Lithuania that the more we can listen to one another without judgment, the easier it will be to lessen the historical burden.”
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Book event

Tuesday, March 5th 2013 at 11am

18 Mindaugo gatvė

Kėdainiai, Kaunas County

Ellen Cassedy
will present her book We Are Here
to Kedainiai Atzalynas gymnasium students