Join the Boston Athenaeum for an event in celebration of STEVE ROSS, former Psychologist for the City of Boston and founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, one of Boston’s most visited sites, whose vandalism in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, helped unite the city in the enormous march against hate speech last August. In this event, we shall hear from MIKE ROSS, Ross’s son, and GLENN FRANK and BRIAN WALLACE, co-authors of Ross’s memoir, From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler’s Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation.
Mayor MARTY WALSH, Former Mayor RAY FLYNN, and Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League ROBERT TRESTAN shall also speak to the contributions of this remarkable individual.
A book signing will follow the event.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.