1. SALONIKA, CITY OF SILENCE/SALONIQUE, VILLE DU SILENCE
Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 7:30 pm
Center for Jewish History — 15 W. 16th Street, New York, NY

In his roots journey to Salonika, Maurice Amaraggi explores the port
city that once was a thriving cosmopolitan Jewish center, until its
Sephardic community was destroyed in the Holocaust. Today’s mix of new
immigrants and buildings ­ including a University, built over a Jewish
cemetery of 10,000 graves hides a rich and dark past. The Sephardic
history of Salonika is so completely buried, that even the ghosts do
not have anywhere to wander.

Admission: $10 general/$8 members, students and seniors. $40 Festival
Subscription Pass valid for 5 screenings of choice excluding Opening
Night.

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4. THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY
Thursday, February 15, 2007, 7:30 pm
Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College Holocaust Center, Bronx, NY

Dr. René Lemarchand, professor of political science with
specialization on Africa, will speak on The Genocide in Rwanda and the
Politics of Memory.

For more info: 718-862-7294 or -7129 or http://home.manhattan.edu/~holcent/

MARCH OF THE LIVING
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The March of the Living (MOTL) 2007, to be held April 12 ? 25, will
have an international, English speaking adult bus led by Dr. William
Shulman, President of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO)
and Tali Nates, Holocaust scholar and educator from South Africa.

For information: yaffa@motlmail.org or 212-869-6800; www.motl.org
Note: the dates of the adult MOTL are April 11-25, 2007.

DARFUR INITIATIVES
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1. DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION RALLY
Sunday, February 4, 2007, 11:30 am
City Hall, New York

Join the NYC Coalition for Darfur and other organizations on the steps
of City Hall on Feb 4 to announce two important pieces of legislation
— a divestment bill for the City Council to divest pension funds from
companies that do business with Sudan, and a state pension fund
divestment bill. Please try to arrive by 11:15 am.

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2. NYC COALITION FOR DARFUR – MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday, February 7, 2007, 7:00 pm
Church of St Paul and St Andrew, 86th St & West End Avenue

This is our monthly Coalition Meeting. At 7:00 pm there is an
introduction to Darfur activism with a short video, question and
answer period and open forum. At 7:45, representatives from
organizations working on Darfur activism and interested individuals
meet together to talk about current efforts and plan events. All are
welcome to either part of the meeting. Enter through the 86 st
entrance. We meet in the parlor room.

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3. TUESDAY DARFUR VIGILS
Every Tuesday in February, 12-2 pm
In front of the US Mission to the UN, 140 E. 45th Street (btwn Lex and
Third Aves.)

Until there is peace in Darfur,
The Vigil Group

[For more info on the Vigil Group, email eshkolit@gmail.com]

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4. FROM LAUREN LEBOWITZ, a 3G in NYC:

Julie Tindell and Lauren Lebowitz, two artistic and very active 3g’s,
together with Daniel Levin, the writer/lyricist of the award winning
musical about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, “To Paint the Earth,” are
putting together a theatrical/social benefit to raise awareness and
money to help stop the genocide in Darfur.

They are reaching out to the members of 3GNY for help! As 3g’s, they
feel it is their responsibility to do something to help the grave
situation in Darfur, and they are hoping others will feel the same.
The target date for the event is April 19th…the eve of the Warsaw
Ghetto Uprising.

They are looking for people who would be willing to volunteer their
time for the following: Graphic artist, Web designer, Printer – for
invitations/postcards, Director, Musical director, Financial Donations
to help fund this event, Anyone with connections in finding a venue in
NYC, Anyone willing to donate to the raffles/silent auctions,
Performers/artists, Writers, Composers, Volunteers, Publicist

If interested and devoted to this worthy and important cause, please contact
Lauren Lebowitz at lebo1217@aol.com

2G/3G RESEARCH
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From Monica Hopenwasser, a 3G in NYC

I am working on my thesis documentary and have made my focus the
grandchildren of survivors. I am in the production phase and I plan on
shooting over the next few weeks. It would be great if I could engage
other grandchildren of survivors to get involved in my project and be
interviewees. If you’re interested, please email: mohopenwasser@aol.com

Below is an abstract of my project:

Abstract
Video: estimated running time 30 minutes

Transmissions is a multimedia video that investigates the generational
effects of the Holocaust and explores themes that encompass
transcending trauma, Jewish identity, cultural identity,
anti-Semitism, holocaust denial, and my personal experience being a
member of the third generation (grandchildren of holocaust survivors).
Through composites of video, still photography, interviews, and sound
collages, the project aims to examine the Holocaust through the
portraits of three generations in my family compared and contrasted
with expert testimony and stories of other grandchildren of survivors.
The video is divided into five parts, each “chapter” focuses on a
different facet of the Holocaust story. The video is a dramedy mixed
with both representational and narrative documentary techniques that
take a psychological perspective with an intimate look at children and
especially grandchildren of survivors and the affects of the Holocaust
legacy.

Transmissions explores the questions that haunt grandchildren and
attempts to imagine the unimaginable. Why are the stories of survivors
so important and relevant today? How do sweeping epic films like
Schindler’s List help or hurt Holocaust discourse? Why is another
mystery unraveled or story printed about the Holocaust weekly, sixty
years later? Why are so many (or not so many) grandchildren of
survivors compelled to know their family history and make a difference
today? What are the long-term effects of extreme trauma on future
generations of survivors? The video illuminates the importance of the
Holocaust legacy and its relevance today and bridges the
cultural-political past with the present.

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EXHIBITIONS
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1. THE REFUGEES OF DARFUR, IMAGES OF HUMAN SPIRIT
On view thru March 8, 2007
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York

A photo exhibition by Richard Levine at the 92nd St. Y; Exhibition
will feature photos taken in 3 refugee camps on the Darfur border with
Chad.

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2. GIVE ME YOUR CHILDREN: VOICES FROM THE LODZ GHETTO
On view thru Septeber 3, 2007
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Kimmel-Rowan Gallery, 15 W. 16th
St, NY, NY

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in association with the YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research Washington, D.C.

The German invasion of Poland in September 1939 set off a series of
events that forever altered the Jewish community of Lodz, Poland, one
of the largest in Europe. Despite the Germans’ violent oppression and
imposed squalor and hunger, the community leadership strove to create
a “normal” world for the children as long as it could. The Jewish
children of Lodz suffered the unfolding harsh realities and recorded
their experiences. This exhibition presents their voices-preserved in
letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories-as well as historic
photographs, original documents, and objects from collections around
the world. It offers a view into the struggle of a community and its
young to live in spite of the most difficult circumstances.

No passes required; For more info: 212-246-6080, www.yivoinstitute.org

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3. FROM THE HEART: THE PHOTOJOURNALISM OF RUTH GRUBER
On view thru October, 2007
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY

A world-renowned journalist now 95 years old, Gruber had backstage
access to Jewish history: she escorted war refugees from Europe to
America, visited DP camps, detailed the plight of the Exodus 1947,
described the establishment of the State of Israel, and documented the
State’s ingathering of refugees.

For more info: www.mjhnyc.org

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4. WORDS WITHIN
February 18 – March 28, 2007
Kraft Center for Jewish Life, Columbia/Barnard University
606 W. 115th Street, New York, NY

Daughter of survivors, Faye Grajower, co-chairs the 2007 Jewish Women
Artist’s Network’s national juried exhibit “Words within” featuring a
variety of Jewish experiences. Artist reception Feb. 18th at 3:30.

For more info: 212-854-5111; www.grajowerstudio.com

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5. ROMAN VISHNIAC’S BERLIN: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT
Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 6-8pm
Goethe Institut, 1014 Fifth Avenue at 83rd Street, New York, NY
Free

An exhibition of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Goethe-Institut
brings the work of one of the master photographers of the 20th century
to New York. Roman Vishniac (1897-1990) is famous for his images of
Jewish life in Eastern Europe taken on the eve of World War II. His
Berlin photographs remained in contrast completely unknown and were
only discovered following his death. Taken throughout his residency in
the city between 1920 and 1939, they portray family and friends,
everyday street scenes and Berlin characters, as well as Jewish life
in the late 1930s. Donated to the Jewish Museum in Berlin by his
daughter Mara Vishniac Kohn, a selection of these photographs is
exhibited for the first time in the United States. A reception in
celebration of Vishniac’s work will be held at the Goethe-Institut on
February 20th.

Gallery hours are mon-fri 10am-5pm and sat noon-5pm.

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