About Julie Brill

Julie Brill (she/her) is at work on a memoir entitled Hidden in Plain Sight: A Family Memoir and the Untold Story of the Holocaust in Serbia. Her numerous short pieces related to this larger project appear in Haaretz, the Forward, Balkan Insight, Kveller, Cognoscenti, Alma, the Globe Post, and elsewhere. She shares her family’s experiences in the Shoah with students through 3GNY’s WEDU program.

Julie is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator & doula at WellPregnancy in Boston. Julie is also the author of the anthology Round the Circle: Doulas Share their Experiences. She lives outside of Boston and is the mother of two adult daughters.

Julie is a contributor to the Read650 Anthology Jewish: True Stories of Love, Latkes, and L'Chaim and has been featured on Memoir Mondays.

Follow her on Twitter @JulieBrill8 and Instagram @JulieSBrill.

Essays by Julie Brill

A new miniseries has reminded me — again — that the Holocaust was not 'long ago or far away'

Published by Cognoscenti on June 6, 2023

My Grandmother Learned Hebrew After the Holocaust. Now I’m Learning It, Too.

Published by Kveller on April 25, 2023

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Plea of Sorts for Forgiveness

Published by Algemeiner on January 26, 2023

Bosnian Exile Tells Child’s-Eye Tale of Fleeing to America

Published by Balkan Insight on December 6, 2022

In Belgrade, Traces Remain of the Holocaust’s Disappeared

Published by Balkan Insight on September 5, 2022

My Grandfather’s Memorial Illuminates Holocaust History in Serbia

Published by Balkan Insight on July 14, 2022

What Happens When a Childhood Is Interrupted by Genocide?

Published by Haaretz on April 26, 2022

My family’s Holocaust story and the detail I can’t remember

Published by Cognoscenti on January 27, 2022

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’m thinking of the grandfather I never knew

Published by The Times of Israel on January 27, 2022

How Do You Teach Kids About the Holocaust? Not Like This.

Published by Kveller on December 22, 2021

In Belgrade, Where My Family Was Persecuted, Antisemitism Strikes Again

Published by Kveller on December 9, 2021

My Serbian grandfather was killed during the Holocaust. How he died remained a secret — until now

Published by the Forward on October 21, 2021

The Serbian Passover My Father Should Have Had

Published by Alma on March 24, 2021

I Can’t Mark Where My Grandfather Is Buried, but I Want to Mark Where He Lived

Published by The Globe Post on February 26, 2021

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