September 25, 2001
Smith College and Forbes
Library Kick Off
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Sundays at Two" Lecture Series for 2001-02
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Eugene Pogany, author
of "In My Brother's Image: Twin Brothers Separated by Faith
After the Holocaust," will be the speaker at the first event
in the 2001-02 "Sundays at Two" lecture series sponsored
by the Friends of Forbes Library and Smith College. The event,
which is open free to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 14, in Neilson Library Browsing Room at Smith College.
In what Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie
Wiesel has described as a "power-packed and poignant narrative"
of one family's experience during the Holocaust," Pogany
tells the story of an unusual family conflict. His book is the
moving story of identical twin brothers-Pogany's father and his
father's brother-who were born in Hungary but raised as devout
Catholic converts until World War II unraveled their family.
Pogany's father returned to his Jewish faith while his brother
became a Catholic priest.
Pogany, a practicing clinical psychologist in Boston, is a frequent
speaker on anti-Semitism and Jewish-Catholic relations. He has
lectured and facilitated workshops regionally and nationally
on interfaith family conflict and combating cultural/religious
bias and racism and is the author of many articles and essays.
"In My Brother's Image," his first full-length book,
is a historical family memoir that encapsulates the drama of
a family torn apart by the Holocaust even as it focuses a wider,
impartial lens on the historical rupture between Jews and Catholics.
The author has participated in a number of television, radio
and newspaper interviews about the book since it was published
In addition to his private practice, Pogany is a clinical instructor
in psychology at the Boston University School of Medicine and
consults at hospitals, clinics and educational and religious
institutions in eastern Massachusetts. He is the son-in-law of
Florence and Maurice Bond of Northampton.