CENES Alum’s Book Wins Canadian Jewish Literary Award

The book But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, edited by CENES/Germanic Studies alumnus Charlotte Schallié (Ph.D. 2004), has been awarded the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA).

The CJLA judges wrote, “[But I Live] exemplifies the power of the non-fiction graphic novel to convey the experience and aftereffects of the Shoah. Along with the stories of the past that the illustrations and texts powerfully capture, the book probes the impact of the encounters on the artists. The historical essays, an illustrated postscript from the artists, and personal words from each of the survivors offer a profound meditation on the past and its reach into the present.”

The CJLA’s full press release can be found here: https://cjlawards.ca/images/awards2022/cjlapressrelease2022.pdf.

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