Anne Skorecki Levy, Subject of “Troubled Memory,” Receives Honorary Doctorate

Anne Skorecki Levy, whose story of survival and fight against anti-semitism, racism, and religious persecution is told in Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke’s Louisiana by Lawrence N. Powell, is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans. The doctorate citation reads: “educator, humanitarian and truth-teller.”

Praise for the award winning and critically acclaimed Troubled Memory, now in its second edition:

Troubled Memory is the riveting story of a not particularly famous woman, Anne Levy, and the ways history shaped her life. . . . [It] is a good example of a piece of writing that proves that ‘history matters.’ . . . A fine piece of historical scholarship on both Poland and the United States and on the larger context of Jewish history. . . . A story of an American hero . . . . Worthwhile reading for anyone interested in using personal history to analyze larger events, Troubled Memory is also an inspiring story about standing up against evil.”—Journal of American History

“Powell tells this tale with wonderful narrative grace and moral force. He deftly explores ethical compromises and nuances.”—Walter Isaacson, Time

“A formidable scholarly and narrative achievement. . . . Wondrous proof of the transferability of historical skills. . . . [Powell’s] retelling is brilliant. . . . Even readers who are knowledgeable about the Holocaust should be warned: Troubled Memory has the power to sting.”—American Jewish History

Lawrence N. Powell is professor emeritus of history at Tulane University and a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition against Racism and Nazism.