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About Julie Brill

Julie Brill (she/her) is at work on a memoir that seeks to tell the story of her Serbian family, in the context of the largely untold history of the Holocaust in Serbia. Her numerous short pieces related to this larger project appear in Cognoscenti, Haaretz, the Forward, Kveller, 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 was 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.

Essays by Julie Brill

What Happens When a Childhood Is Interrupted by Genocide?

Published by Haaretz on April 26, 2022
Featured by Memoir Mondays

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

Why Is Serbia So Reluctant to Remember the Holocaust?

Published by Haaretz on January 26, 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
Featured by Memoir Mondays

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

Contact Julie

Julie is available to speak to your group on her family's Holocaust experience in Serbia. She is seeking representation for her memoir on her deep dive into her family's history in Belgrade. She has worked to understand their past to better understand her father and herself.

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