EVENTS

1. BURIED BY THE TIMES: THE HOLOCAUST AND AMERICA’S MOST IMPORTANT NEWSPAPER
Tuesday, May 16, 12:30 p.m.
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 7 W. 83rd St

Academic Council member Prof. Laurel Leff (Northeastern U.) will speak
about her book, “Buried by The Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most
Important Newspaper.” Wyman Institute board member Robert Weintraub
will moderate the event.

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2. DIAMONDS IN THE SNOW
Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 p.m
Greenwald Hall, Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65 St

Screening of the film “Diamonds in the Snow” followed by a Q-A with
filmmaker Mira Reym Binford. Thousands of Jewish children lived in
Bedzin, Poland before the Nazi invasion. Only about a dozen survived.
This international prize-winning film shows the stories of three
very young children, including the filmmaker, who were saved from the
Nazis by Polish strangers. Admission is free. For more information:
gsi@imeg.com

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3. CHILD SURVIVORS – PANEL DISCUSSION
Wednesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

The Youngest Survivors of Genocide: In conjunction with the Museum’s
current special exhibition Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the
Holocaust. Join us for a panel discussion featuring Holocaust
survivors in conversation with other child survivors who will explore
subjects including identity, the necessity of creativity, the struggle
for survival, and the attempt to achieve normal lives despite horrific
beginnings.

Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 members/students.

Reserve Tickets:
On-line: http://www.mjhnyc.org
Phone: 646.437.4202/4203
In Person: Visit the Museum Box Office at 36 Battery Place, Battery Park City.
MAP: http://www.mjhnyc.org/visit_information_d.htm

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4. CONVERSATION with DAVID CESARANI, AUTHOR of “BECOMING EICHMANN”
Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

In conversation with author David Cesarani: Becoming Eichmann. In
this groundbreaking biography, noted British historian Cesarani
rethinks some of the common myths and traditional thought that
surrounds the history of how an ordinary man carries out genocide.

$5 all tickets, free for members.

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5. A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN
From now until May 28, 2006
Tues. – Fri. 8:00pm; Sat. 3:00pm & 8pm; Sun. 3:00pm & 7:00pm
American Theatre of Actors, 314 W. 54th Street
Tickets: 212-352-3101; $48.50, $25 student

From Brooklyn to the Catskill Mountains, Jake Ehrenreich uses his
unique musical and comedic talents to take us on his first generation
American journey. Told through sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious
stories of his Holocaust survivor family, Jake and four
singer/musicians, along with multi-media images, tell his uplifting
tale of devastation to new life.

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6. LETTERS TO SALA: A YOUNG WOMAN’S LIFE IN NAZI LABOR CAMPS
Exhibition at the New York Public Library
March 7 to June 17, 2006
5th Avenue and 42nd Street

This extraordinary exhibition will be the first time that the “Letters
to Sala,” more than 350 letters received in Nazi labor camps, will be
shown to the public. Through the vivid and touching letters, we
witness an unprecedented account of the Nazi regime written by the
victims themselves. The exhibition includes the only known
correspondence of Ala Gertner, later hanged at Auschwitz for her role
in the only armed uprising at the death camp.

SALA’S GIFT by Ann Kirschner will be published by Free Press in
November, 2006. The Letters are also the subject of a documentary film
by Academy-nominated director Murray Nossel, whose films have appeared
on HBO and PBS, and a theatrical performance directed by OBIE
award-winner Lawrence Sacharow, who directed Edward Albee’s Pulitzer
Prize winning play, Three Tall Women.

For more information about the NYPL exhibition, please visit:
http://www.nypl.org/research/calendar/exhibdesc.cfm?id=410
To watch a video about Sala and the exhibition, please visit
http://www.wnbc.com/index.html.
For more information about Letters to Sala, please visit
http://www.letterstosala.org.
Please contact letterstosala@gmail.com with questions.

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INITIATIVES

1. DARFUR VIGILS

Dear Friends:

The peace agreement between the Khartoum government and the major
rebel faction is progress, to be sure, but peace has not broken out.
The agreement gives the Khartoum government until October to disarm
the janjaweed and a brief report by the Wall Street Journal in today’s
edition (5/8) states: “Sudan remains undecided about allowing UN
troops into its territory, a spokesman said, contradicting earlier
reports that Khartoum welcomes them.” So the Darfuris remain
threatened until a UN peacekeeping force is put in place.

As a famous philosopher said: “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

Hope to see you on Tuesdays (till it’s over):
DATES: Tuesdays (in MAY it’s 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30)
TIME: 12:00 to 2:00 PM (Stay for whatever time you can.)
PLACE: 140 East 45th St. (between 3rd and Lex — look for police booth)

For more information or dates of future vigils, call 212-628-4005.

An additional, ongoing, action to take is to collect signatures for
postcards to President Bush “to support a stronger multinational force
to protect the people of Darfur.” You can download the facsimile
postcards from the SaveDarfur.org website.

Regards,
Helga & Malka