So you think you got roots? We all know that family matters, but to what extent and why?
As part of Sixth & I's Who Do You Think You Are? series on genealogy, Ariel Sabar, author of recently released family saga My Father's Paradise, and Amelia Klein, expert in family testimony and memory, discuss the process of turning one's family history into a story that is meaningful today.
Amelia Klein is the Program Director for Reboot. She has a PhD in History from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research focused on grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and their responses to their grandparents Holocaust video-testimony.
In Australia she was involved in Holocaust education and remembrance programs, including making a documentary film, Claiming the Memory: Who Owns the Legacy? Her work has explored the transmission of memory, testimony, stories across generations and is currently a scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute.
Ariel Sabar is an award-winning former staff writer for the Baltimore Sun and the Providence Journal. He covered the 2008 U.S. presidential campaigns for the Christian Science Monitor.
His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Mother Jones, Moment, Christianity Today and other publications.