“When the Birds Stopped Singing”

“When the Birds Stopped Singing”

Hear excerpts from book, When the Birds Stopped Singing: Living with the Wounds of War and discussion from the author, Dr. Clemens Loew. This book dramatically portrays his life as a survivor of the Holocaust, detailing his terrifying plight as a young boy hiding in Polish villages under false papers and his protected years within the walls of a Catholic convent under the sympathetic watch of his “beloved” nuns.

Following the War, Loew with his mother, sailed on a troop transport to America. Here, in his adopted country, he colorfully recounts his boyhood adventures and romantic entanglements finding love and hope in new relationships. In writing of this memoir, Loew struggles to give meaning to the madness he experienced and honors the family he lost.

Today, Dr. Loew is a psychoanalyst, author and co-founder of the prominent National Institute of Psychotherapies.

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

Venue: Congregation Emanuel
243 Albany Ave
Kingston, NY 12401