EVENTS
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1. ROOSEVELT AND THE HOLOCAUST
Wednesday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Makor, 35 W. 67th Street

Robert L. Beir, the author of Roosevelt and the Holocaust: A
Rooseveltian Examines the Politics and Remembers the Times, share his
experiences with anti-Semitism in the 1930s and 40s and ponders the
question of whether President Franklin D. Roosevelt could have done
more to rescue the Jewish people. Beir has taught American history at
the Calhoun School and at Marymount College for Continuing Education
and is a member of the United Nations Chairman’s Council and the board
of directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Admission: $16
Tickets by Phone: 212.415.5500

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2. BORN TO KVETCH: YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN ALL ITS MOODS
Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

Presented by author Michael Wex:
Born to Kvetch is an unparalleled combination of linguistics, stand-up
comedy, the Babylonian Talmud, and a one-person show–all of it based
on some of the strangest turns of phrase ever to be uttered. Yiddish
is presented in what the author refers to as “all its divine
weirdness” by one of the few people left who knows the culture from
the inside.
Co-sponsored by the National Yiddish Book Center.

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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3. THE MUSICAL CULTURE OF JEWS IN GERMAN UNDER THE NAZIS, 1933-1939
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street
Focusing primarily on the character of the segregated cultural life
within the Jer Kulturbund, an organization created by Jewish
musicians, composers and performers when they were no longer permitted
to perform under the Nazis, Dr. Leon Botstein will contrast the
predicament faced by artists who remained under Nazi rule until the
outbreak of the war with the fate of those who emigrated from Germany
and Austria. New and terrifying political circumstances forced these
performers to re-evaluate their relationships with Judaism and Jewish
identity, often leading to a stronger, more profound commitment to the
avant-garde. The destruction of careers in a culture of which German
Jews were an integral part, and to which they were uncommonly
attached, will be analyzed in terms of the artists, their listeners,
and the circumstances under which they produced their art.

Presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in cooperation
with the Leo Baeck Institute.

Admission: $20/$10 students

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4. A TRIBUTE TO EDUARDO PROPPER DE CALLEJON
Wednesday, June 21, 6:00 p.m.
The Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 E. 49th Street (btwn Second & Third Aves)

The Instituto Cervantes and the International Raoul Wallenberg
Foundation, with the auspices of the Consulate General of Spain in New
York, present: A Tribute to Eduardo Propper de Callejon. In June 1940,
while the German Army occupied France, Spanish diplomat Eduardo
Propper de Callejon in the Consulate of Bordeaux provided thousands of
transit visas for travel through Spain to refugees from all over
Europe. Most of them were Jews who had fled the Nazi invasion. His
initiative led his superiors to take reprisals against him. To RSVP:
1-212-308-7720 x119.

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5. The Hidden Child Foundation presents: GOODBYE, TROUBLE!
A Salute in Song to the Hidden Voices of 20th Century Jewish Composers
at Home and in Exile
Sunday, June 25, 3:00 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El, 1 E. 65th Street

Performed with commentary by:

– Amy Zorn, mezzo-soprano. Ms Zorn has sung under the baton of Seiji
Ozawa and has been heard in operatic roles of Carmen, Lucretia, Dido
and many others.

– Mark Shapiro, piano. Maestro Shapiro is Artistic Director of Cantori
New York. Cantori’s appearances include Lincoln Center’s Great
Performers, Teatro Grattacielo, and World Financial Center Arts &
Events.

Reception with the artists will follow.
Admission: $5
For more info: 212.885.7900; hidden-child@adl.org

PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS:
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1. EDUCATION PROGRAM IN YIDDISH CULTURE (EPYC) EDUCATORS SEMINAR
Thursday, June 27 – Saturday, June 29
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street

This seminar will cover various aspects of the Eastern European Jewish
experience, including the Holocaust. Participants will be chosen from
among educators (teachers, professors, museum educators). Candidates
must be nominated by their principals or administrators. Stipends
available.

For more info: 212.294.8301

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2. MEETING HATE WITH HUMANITY: LIFE DURING THE HOLOCAUST
July 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11; 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place
Teachers are invited to explore issues of continuity of cultural
identity, responsibility to community, and decision-making. This
program also includes an investigation of the ways in which
individuals and nations responded, or failed to respond, to the
crisis. Discussion of this catastrophic period is preceded by an
introduction to Jewish heritage and concludes with a conversation
about social justice. This course will include lectures by historians
and Holocaust survivors, as well as film screenings, discussions, and
in-depth exploration of the galleries at the Museum. For more
information or to register for stipend, call the Museum at
1-646-437-4200 Ext. 4309. Online registration for 3 NYC DOE P-credits
open as of May 1, 2006.

CONFERENCE FOR ALL GENERATIONS
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REMEMBRANCE AND REUNION: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE:
18th Annual International Conference of Child Survivors, Second and
Third Generations, Spouses & Families
August 25 – 28, 2006 (Registration: July 15, 2006)
Detroit, Michigan

Open to all child survivors, second generation and third generation
and their families. We will include sessions that specifically focus
on 2G and will also provide intergenerational workshops that have
proven to be very effective and successful at past conferences.
Speakers include: Helen Epstein, Michael Berenbaum, Eva Fogelman and
Roman Kent. You may find the Conference registration forms online at
www.wfjcsh.org. For more information: Holocaustchild@comcast.net.

EXHIBITIONS
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1. LETTERS TO SALA: A YOUNG WOMAN’S LIFE IN NAZI LABOR CAMPS
Exhibition ends June 17
New York Public Library, 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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2. LIFE IN SHADOWS: HIDDEN CHILDREN AND THE HOLOCAUST
Exhibition ends June 25
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place

Thousands of Jewish children survived the Holocaust by having their
identities disguised or being physically concealed in attics, cellars,
barns, and sewers. For these children going into hiding often meant
leaving their families and identities behind. Those who could not pass
as non-Jews endured extreme loneliness, physical pain and constant
fear, living silently in cramped, dark quarters. Life in hiding was
never and was always fraught with danger, where a careless remark, a
denunciation, or the murmurings of inquisitive neighbors could lead to
discovery and death.

After the war, a new saga in the story of hidden children began.
Surviving parents sought out children they had placed in convents,
orphanages, or with foster families. Local Jewish committees in Europe
tried to register the living and account for the dead. In many cases
the quest for family involved traumatic soul-searching for children to
rediscover who they truly were. Please make a point to visit this
engrossing examination of desperation, tragedy, courage, love, and
survival.

INITIATIVES/ANNOUNCEMENTS
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1. DARFUR NEWS/VIGILS

AJWS is asking people to call their Congressmen/women and ask them to
create a special US envoy to Sudan to help Darfur:

The press reports that Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, who
helped broker the fragile May 5 peace agreement between the Sudanese
government and the largest Darfur rebel group, intends to resign from
his post.

In light of Mr. Zoellick’s impending departure and the rapidly
deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in Darfur, it is
more important than ever that President Bush appoint a Special
Presidential Envoy for Sudan. You can help make this happen.

The FY2006 Emergency Supplemental Bill currently in Congress allocates
$250,000 to establish and support an office for a Special Presidential
Envoy for Sudan. It also includes urgent humanitarian assistance for?
the people of Darfur.

Please call your Senators and Representative today and tell them that
a Special Presidential Envoy is critical and must be included in the
final version of the Emergency Supplemental Bill.

Thank you once again for joining AJWS to help the people of Darfur.
*MAKING THE CALL IS EASY. HERE ARE THE NUMBERS AND A SAMPLE SCRIPT:*
Call Senator Schumer at (202) 224-6542 & Call Senator Clinton at (202)
224-4451
And
Call Representative _____________ (you can find your rep at www.congress.org)

*Hello, this is _________________ calling from ____________, NY. I
urge Senator/Representative __________ to ensure that the FY2006
Emergency Supplemental Bill includes $250,000 to establish and support
an office for a
Special Presidential Envoy for Sudan.*

*I also hope that Senator/Representative_________ will make sure that
Congress retains the $228 million for humanitarian assistance in
Darfur and the $173 million it has promised for Darfur peacekeeping in
the Supplemental
Spending Bill.*

*The Special Presidential Envoy and these funds are desperately needed
to bring security and aid to the people of Darfur. If possible I’d
like a written response letting me know Senator/Representative
__________’s position. Thank you.

THE VIGILS CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE
WHEN: Every Tuesday from 12 to 2 pm. Join us for the whole time or any part.
WHERE: US Mission to UN, 140 East 45th St. (between 3rd and Lex —
look for police booth)

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

Warm regards to all,
Malka & Helga

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2. CALL FOR 2Gs ON STATEN ISLAND
Please contact rrubinek@aol.com if you are a 2G living on Staten
Island. The goal is to create a friendly network.

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3. SECOND GEN GROUP IN BALTIMORE
I am a son of Holocaust Survivors who decided to organize a
celebration of life named “Born from the Ashes”. My target
participants are Survivors and/or their children meeting and honoring
their American or British Liberators and/or their children. My
intention is to focus on the people who got married in the camps after
liberation. My parents were the first couple married in Bergen-Belsen
soon after the liberation. My sister and I are the results of this
marriage. I am planning an organizational meeting on Sunday August
27th 2006 in Baltimore Maryland USA. I would welcome your help and
support. For more information: David Shimony, davids@innoprousa.com