Eleanor Reissa

Zoominars at Moment Magazine: Letters from the Lingerie Drawer: A Daughter’s Journey with Eleanor Reissa and Yehuda Hyman

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
4:30 PM

Zoominars at Moment Magazine
What if you could suddenly see your parents’ lives before you were born? And they were Holocaust survivors, who had suffered greatly but still somehow found each other. This is what happened to Tony nominated director and Broadway/television actor Eleanor Reissa when her mother passed away, leaving behind 56 letters she'd received from Reissa’s father in the years after he survived a death march. It took Reissa 30 years to have them translated from German and discover her parents’ story. She’ll discuss what she learned and her recently released memoir, The Letters Project: A Daughter’s Journey, in conversation with playwright and artistic director Yehuda Hyman. Come prepared for dramatic readings from the book. This program is in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.