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Book Review – In My Brother’s Image


October 28, 2021    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“In My Brother’s Image: Twin Brothers Separated by Faith after the Holocaust” by local author, Eugene Pogany.

Save the date ~ Thursday, October 28 @7:30pm when Gene will join CBI!

My Brother’s Image is the extraordinary story of Eugene Pogany’s father and uncle – identical twin brothers born in Hungary of Jewish parents but raised as devout Catholic converts until the Second World War unraveled their family. In eloquent prose, Pogany portrays how the Holocaust destroyed the brothers’ close childhood bond: his father, a survivor of a Nazi internment camp, denounced Christianity and returned to the Judaism of his birth, while his uncle, who found shelter in an Italian monastic community during the war, became a Catholic priest. Even after emigrating to America the brothers remained estranged, each believing the other a traitor to their family’s faith. This tragic memoir is a rich, moving family portrait as well as an objective historical account of the rupture between Jews and Catholics. ~ Amazon Review ~ Published in 2001, 345 pages