This annual event is put on and supported by the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. You can read more about the MHMC on their website.
“It’s a privilege to have been invited to this special event at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center where I’ll be signing copies of my memoir Lunch with Charlotte. Most of the other authors taking part are aging Holocaust survivors or their children who have written eyewitness testimonials. So I’m proud to say we’re in distinguished company and I’ll do my best to represent all of us at Grey Gecko.”
More about Lunch with Charlotte:
Every Friday for the last 25 years of her life, I had lunch with Charlotte and each week she told me more of her extraordinary story. To all appearances, she was a strong and dignified survivor, with old-world courtesies, a twinkling sense of humor, and a lilting Austrian syntax. Yet deep within, she’d been scarred by a profound personal trauma.
Finally, just before she died at the age of 91, she chose to entrust me with this profound secret, and all at once I understood how it had affected her entire adult life. This is a story of friendship and strength, of courage and betrayal. It is an epic tale set against the backdrop of history.