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Book review: The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld

February 9, 2017

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“With its universal themes of healing, recovery, creativity, and finding one’s vocation The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping should engage the wide readership Appelfeld’s prose deserves. Readers may want to buy extra copies and donate them to VA hospitals.” — from my review in New York Journal of Books.

NY Times film critic A.O. Scott to teach Holocaust in film class – New York NY

March 16, 2011

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NY Times film critic A.O. Scott will give four lectures with illustrative film clips on The Holocaust in Film on consecutive Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM starting this Sunday March 20, 2010 at Park Slope Jewish Center (where Mr. Scott is a member) located at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street in Brooklyn. Continue reading […]

Porcelain Unicorn

December 13, 2010

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http://www.youtube.com/v/dCAs_CyopMQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&autoplay=0 via porcelainunicorn.com The Porcelain Unicorn is a sensitive and moving tale of how a traumatic wartime encounter inspires a man in later life. Wilson cites his grandfather’s war stories as inspiration for the short film, and the ‘hero’s journey’ of a Joseph Conrad novel.

In 1938, Nicholas Winton helped 669 Jewish kids escape certain death from the Nazis. He never told anyone that he did this. While on ski trip in Switzerland, Winton took a detour in Czechoslovakia to help the children of refugees. Nazi Germany had recent

November 16, 2010

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via givesmehope.com In 1938, Nicholas Winton helped 669 Jewish kids escape certain death from the Nazis. He never told anyone that he did this. While on ski trip in Switzerland, Winton took a detour in Czechoslovakia to help the children of refugees. Nazi Germany had recently annexed a large part of Czechoslovakia and the news […]

Fred Terna and Rebecca Shiffman: An oral history of a Jewish-American marriage

November 11, 2010

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In March 1939, four months after Kristallnact and six months after the Munich agreement under which Czechoslovakia was compelled to cede the Sudetenland, the German speaking areas that abutted the German border, to Germany, German troops occupied the rest of Czech speaking Bohemia and Moravia in what is today the Czech Republic, and a puppet […]

City Tech Marks Kristallnacht with author Ann Kirschner Thursday Nov 11

November 10, 2010

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  City Tech will mark the 72nd anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII on Thursday, November 11, 1 p.m., with Ann Kirschner, PhD, author of Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story, and the presentation of humanitarian awards to Nobel Prize winner Günter Blobel, MD, PhD, and Interfaith Committee of […]

Siegfried Follies | New York Journal of Books

October 6, 2010

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Read the review on New York Journal of Books

Imams brief congressman on trip to concentration camps to battle anti-Semitism CNN Belief Blog – CNN.com Blogs

September 24, 2010

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Read the article on religion.blogs.cnn.com An American imam took an eye-opening tour last month of the Dachau and Auschwitz death camps and said that what he saw was unfathomable – and undeniable. “You see the ashes of people. You see the pictures. You walk the trail; you see the gas chambers,” said Imam Muhamad Maged […]

Tonight 9/6/10: poet and survivor Walter Hess reads in Windsor Terrace – New York NY

September 6, 2010

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Poet and Holocaust survivor Walter Hess will read from his book Jews Harp (Pleasure Boat Studio 2009) with three other small press poets tonight… Read the article on examiner.com

Q&A with A Film Unfinished director Yael Hersonski at night screenings 8/19-21/10 – New York NY

August 19, 2010

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Read the article on examiner.com “A Film Unfinished first emerged out of my theoretical preoccupation with the notion of the ‘archive’, and the unique nature of the witnessing it bears.” – Yael Hersonski