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Houdini: The Elusive American
Center for Jewish History
New York, NY
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Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874, Houdini grew up an impoverished Jewish immigrant in the Midwest and became world-famous thanks to talent and ferocious determination. In his new book, acclaimed biographer Adam Begley tracks the restless magicians wide-ranging exploits and asks: What kind of man was this?

Purchase the book with your ticket in advance and save $10 off list price. Book will be given to you when you arrive on the evening of the event.

Jewish Lives is Yales prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity.

Presented by Center for Jewish History & Yale University Press Jewish Lives Series
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Mar 31, 2020 7:00 PM

Admission Level Price Quantity
CJH/Partner Member $10.00 ($11.49 w/service fee)
Student $10.00 ($11.49 w/service fee)
Senior $12.00 ($13.59 w/service fee)
General $15.00 ($16.74 w/service fee)
Member or student with book $26.00 ($28.29 w/service fee)
Senior with book $28.00 ($30.39 w/service fee)
General with book $31.00 ($33.54 w/service fee)
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Center for Jewish History (View)
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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