Press about Helen Epstein

"Helen Epstein: Growing Up Czech in New York," Prague Post (July 27-August 2, 1994)

"For the Holocaust 'Second Generation,' an Artistic Quest," New York Times (December 23, 1997)

Lecture by Helen Epstein, University of Oregon, 2003 (video)

"An Interview with Helen Epstein," The Writer's Chronicle (February 2005)

Interview by I-Forum, Charles University, Prague (May 18, 2005)

"Parvenir à séparer sa propre vie de celle de ses parents" Le Monde (June 12, 2005)

"A Jew, a Czech, an officer and an Olympian — no joke," J. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California (March 24, 2006)

About Tras La Historia de Mi Madre (2008)

Interview by Laure Adler on France Culture/Hors Champs (February 15, 2011)

Helen Epstein talks about Mahler's Adagietto on the BBC (April 2, 2011)

Interview by Alan Chartock on WAMC (August 1, 2013)

Lecture by Helen Epstein, Jewish Museum, Milwaukee, October 7, 2014 (video)

“The Science of Suffering”, New Republic (November 16, 2014)

The Holocaust’s long reach: Trauma is passed on to survivors’ children, The Globe and Mail (April 3, 2015)

The inter-​​generational effects of genocide, news@Northeastern (April 15, 2015)

Lecture by Helen Epstein about the effects of the Holocaust on survivors and their descendants, 17th Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, March 29, 2016 (video)

Lexington author traces trauma’s long reach, Boston Globe (February 14, 2018)


Lexington’s tranquility inspires a memoir fit for the #MeToo movement, Lexington Minuteman (March 28, 2018)


The Half-Life of Sexual Abuse in a Holocaust-Survivor Family — Helen Epstein completes her clear-eyed, fearless, taboo-breaking autobiographical trilogy, Tablet Magazine (June 27, 2018)