An Evening with Alexandra Zapruder, Author of “Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust
November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alexandra Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Smith College, she served on the curatorial team for the museum’s exhibition for young visitors, Remember The Children, Daniel’s Story. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Harvard University in 1995.
In 2002, Alexandra completed her first book, Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which was published by Yale University Press and won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on her book, which aired on MTV in May 2005 and was nominated for two Emmy awards. In the fall of 2015, she completed a second paperback edition and a multimedia edition of Salvaged Pages and, in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, published related educational materials designed for middle and high school teachers.
In November 2016, she published her second book, Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, which tells the story of her grandfather’s home movie of President Kennedy’s assassination. She recently curated a new exhibit titled And Still I Write: Young Diarists on War and Genocide which opened at Holocaust Museum Houston in 2019. She is currently developing educational materials and programs for The Defiant Requiem Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has been published in Parade, LitHub, Smithsonian Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the mother of two children and lives in the Washington, D.C. area.