An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer

An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer

Book Talk with Author Julie Salamon and Warren Bass (Senior Editor, the Wall Street Journal)

Co-Sponsored with The Village Temple

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:00 pm

$10 General; $5 Students/Seniors/AJHS Members/Village Temple Members; $12 At The Door

This talk with author Julie Salamon and Warren Bass, Senior Editor at The Wall Street Journal, revisits the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro and the brutal murder of passenger Leon Klinghoffer, which became a flashpoint in the intractable struggle between Israelis and Palestinians. Come learn about the geopolitical and personal consequences flowing from this shocking act of international terrorism that thrust an ordinary man into history and reshaped the destiny of three families.

AJHS is home to the Klinghoffer Family Papers. The collection contains papers of the Klinghoffer family related primarily to the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, Leon Klinghoffer’s murder, and the aftermath of these events.