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Hazel Selzer Kahan’s Book Will Be Displayed at the 2023 LibLearnX

“When they were labeled as enemy aliens, life was then never easy for Hazel Selzer Kahan and her family.”

San Diego California, USA – WEBWIRE

“In this fascinating memoir, we learn about the full, rich, interesting lives of Hazel Kahan and her incredible family. As readers, we are the beneficiaries of her willingness to reflect on struggles that many might rather avoid, helping us to discover how international persecution and internment shape personal and familial lives, and how false preconceptions and stereotypes can be.” – Nora Kramer, founder of Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp

Hazel Selzer Kahan’s “A House in Lahore: Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan” will be featured by ReadersMagnet at the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience on January 27-30, 2023, at New Orleans Earnest N. Morial, Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“A House in Lahore” is a memoir that describes the contradictions and dilemmas of growing up Jewish during the British Raj, followed by more than five years in British internment camps in India and then the birth of Muslim Pakistan.

This book gives readers an intimate look at the Selzer family, Jewish refugees arriving in India in 1937, as their lives were turned upside down after fleeing from Hitler’s Europe. The author details her experiences from the day when two policemen came over to their house to arrest her entire family because they were labeled as enemy aliens by the British government until they were released back into civilian life in Lahore. The clarity and emotion with which the author tells the story allows the reader to resonate with the family’s experiences and the resilience they demonstrated in the vibrant lives that followed.

Although many unanswered questions remain: “Why would the British arrest your parents in India of all places, people ask me, why were they there and how did they get caught for heaven’s sake? I try to answer them with just the facts because there are no reasons,” Hazel tries to answer them in this engrossing memoir.

Grab the opportunity to see Hazel Selzer Kahan’s book “A House in Lahore: Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan” at the ReadersMagnet exhibit booth on January 27-30, 2023, for the LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX).

Copies of the book are also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“A House in Lahore: Growing Up Jewish in Pakistan”
Author | Hazel Selzer Kahan
Published Date | October 3, 2022
Publisher | Amazon
Genre | Memoir

Author Bio

Author Hazel Selzer Kahan was born in Lahore in 1939 after her parents flee from Germany and Italy. Hazel and her family spent the years between 1940 and 1946 in British internment camps in India. In 1947, Lahore, which is the author’s cherished home, became part of Pakistan. She lived in Australia and Israel before coming to the United States and pursuing a market research career in New York. She now lives among the woods and vineyards of the North Fork of Long Island where she is a writer, the creator of leafages art, and the host of two monthly radio interview programs on WPKN radio.

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