1. WHY HANNAH ARENDT MATTERS
Monday, March 5, 2007, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

To mark the centenary of Hannah Arendt’s birth, Elisabeth
Young-Bruehl, a student of Arendt’s, revisits Arendt’s major works and
seminal ideas and explores the relevance of her thought today.
Arendt’s ideas illuminate issues that continue to perplex us, such as
totalitarianism, terrorism, globalization, war and “radical evil.”

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, a faculty member at the Columbia University
Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research and a psychoanalyst,
received her PhD in philosophy under Arendt’s supervision at the
Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research. She has
written Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World and
Why Arendt Matters.

Admission: $25
Tickets/Registration: 212-415-5500

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2. HELEN EPSTEIN: READING AND WRITING WOMEN’S MEMOIR
Saturday, March 10, 2007, 4:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Why do we read and write women’s memoir? For this talk, Helen Epstein
will discuss why she as a writer is attracted to the hybrid form that
incorporates aspects of the poem, the essay, the travelogue, the
investigative report and eyewitness testimony. Helen Epstein is the
author of the memoir “Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for her
Mother’s History” and the groundbreaking “Children of the Holocaust”.

Admission: FREE
For more info: 718-369-9385 x.151; www.helenepstein.com

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3. THE ROSENBLATT FORUM: WHY ISRAEL MATTERS TODAY
Sunday, March 11, 2007, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Nearly sixty years ago when the United Nations approved the partition
plan leading to the creation of the State of Israel, the horrors of
the Holocaust were still fresh in people’s minds. In a discussion that
will go beyond the standard rhetoric about Israel, these scholars,
policy makers, and journalists will explore difficult issues and get
to the heart of recent phenomena like the publication of Jimmy
Carter’s controversial new book, and the sense of alienation and
estrangement that some liberals and college students seem to feel
toward Israel.

Panelists will include: Jeffrey Goldberg, moderator, the Washington
correspondent for The New Yorker; Naomi Chazan, professor, Hebrew
University and Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo; David Makovsky,
director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The Washington
Institute; Ruth R. Wisse, professor, Harvard University

Admission: $15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $10 members
For tickets and more info: 646-437-4202 or www.mjhnyc.org

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4. SAVED BY DEPORTATION
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 15, 2007, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Makor — 35 W. 67th Street, New York, NY

Post-screening Q&A with director Slawomir Grünberg and co-producer
Robert Podgursky

In 1940, Stalin ordered the deportation of 500,000 Poles –200,000 of
them Jewish– from Russian-occupied eastern Poland to forced-labor
settlements in the Soviet interior. As cruel as Stalin’s deportations
were, they saved Jewish lives, for the deportees constituted the
majority of the Polish Jews who escaped the Holocaust. This
little-known story is a harrowing adventure tale that traces the route
of its subjects from Poland to Siberia to Tajikistan and
Uzbekistan and, ultimately, Brooklyn. This is the film’s New York Premiere.

English, Yiddish, Russian, Polish and Uzbek with English subtitles.
Director: Slawomir Grünberg. 2006. 75 min. Preceded by the short film
The Metamorphosis by Ari Mark

Admission: $15
Tickets/Registration: 212-415-5500

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5. MY FATHER’S SECRET WAR: A MEMOIR
Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Author Lucinda Franks in discussion with Dan Rather, Global
Correspondent, Dan Rather Reports, HDNet

In this riveting memoir, Lucinda Franks discovers that the remote,
troubled man she grew up with had in fact been a daring spy in World
War II–posing as a Nazi SS officer, operating behind enemy lines, and
witnessing the liberation of the first concentration camp. Video
presentation will accompany discussion.

Lucinda Franks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written
for The New York Times and the New Yorker. Reception to follow program.

Admission: Free

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6. THE GREAT ESCAPE: NINE JEWS WHO FLED HITLER AND CHANGED THE WORLD
Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Author Kati Marton in discussion with her husband, Richard C.
Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the United Nations

Kati Marton tells the story of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants and their
astonishing success and influence in the West, especially the United
States. Among the men she follows are Robert Capa, the first
photographer to go ashore on D-Day; Arthur Koestler, author of the
anti-communist novel Darkness at Noon; and Michael Curtiz, the
director of Casablanca.

Kati Marton, an award-winning former NPR and ABC News correspondent,
is the author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our
History, a New York Times bestseller.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 students/seniors, free for members
Tickets/Registration: 212-415-5500

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7. SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING: BLACK BOOK
Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven (2006, Holland, 145 min.) Join us for a
special preview of this highly anticipated Epic film by celebrated
filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Total Recall). A
relentlessly shocking thriller about the Dutch underground set in the
fall of 1944 and based on true events. The film follows the downward
spiral of Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) a young, beautiful Jewish
woman who while in hiding with the underground, falls for a
high-ranking Gestapo officer while seeking revenge for her family’s
murders. The multi-layered characters find themselves embroiled in a
spider’s web of intrigue, treachery and betrayal. The film contains
explicit visuals and is intended for a mature audience.

Admission: Free for members; $5 for non-members
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

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8. CONFRONTING THE PERPETRATORS: A HISTORY OF THE CLAIMS CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY

With author Marilyn Henry

In 1951, Israel and an ad hoc consortium of Jewish organizations,
known as the Claims Conference, negotiated with West Germany for
“moral and material amends” for Nazi-era damages. Nearly 60 years
later the Claims Conference has won compensation for hundreds of
thousands of Nazi victims, and established enduring legal and moral
precedents for redress for victims of human rights abuses.

This program is part of the Museum’s book club, Looking Back, Facing
Forward, co-sponsored by the Forward and moderated by its associate
editor, Gabriel Sanders.

Admission: $5 all tickets, free for members
Tickets/Registration: 212-415-5500

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9. LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Thursday, March 29, 2007, 6:30 pm
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Award-winning author, journalist, and critic Daniel Mendelsohn will
speak about his highly praised new book, “The Lost: A Search for Six
of Six Million”. The book describes the author’s search for the truth
behind his family’s tragic past in World War II. The lecture will be
followed by a book signing with the author.

Free with Museum admission.

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10. ANN KIRSCHNER, AUTHOR OF SALA’S GIFT: MY MOTHER’S HOLOCAUST STORY…
…will make the following New York area appearances in March:

March 1 – West End Synagogue, New York City
March 3 – Bronxville Public Library
March 7 – Woodmere Public Library
March 7 – Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, NJ (advanced registration required)
March 31 – Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, Scarsdale

For nearly fifty years, Sala Kirschner kept a secret. After surviving 5
years of Nazi work camps, she came to America as a war bride and raised a
family without ever speaking of her wartime experience. Her daughter, Ann,
grew up in a happy and safe home, and became a scholar, writer, and a mother
herself, but always wondered about the black hole in her mother’s past.

It was not until Sala (now 82) was scheduled for heart surgery in 1991 that
she showed Ann a priceless collection of more than 350 letters and a diary
from her years in the Nazi work camps, documents that she had kept carefully
hidden in a cardboard box. She had risked her life to preserve these
letters, hiding them from Nazi guards during line-ups, handing them off to
friends, throwing them under a building, even burying them, but always
managing somehow to take them with her from camp to camp. Scholars have
declared this collection to be one of the great treasure troves of its kind.
In the hands of Ann Kirschner, they also form the basis of one of the most
moving, inspiring, and eye-opening Holocaust stories in decades. SALA’S
GIFT: My Mother’s Holocaust Story captures the horror of Sala’s astonishing
odyssey through the Nazi labor camps-which are far less understood than the
extermination camps-and deftly weaves the letters into a compelling narrative.

The letters, postcards, and photographs that Sala saved are now part of the
permanent collection of the New York Public Library. For more information
about the letters, visit www.letterstosala.org

Ann Kirschner is University Dean of the Macaulay Honors College at the City
University of New York.

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

The introduction will involve the presentation of a video and a brief
talk on the nature of the conflict, a history of the conflict, the
current situation and the nature of Darfur activism. Actions you can
take will be suggested. A question and answer period will be included
and a speaker from the region may attend.

Following the introduction, at 7:45, a meeting of groups and
individuals committed to action on behalf of Darfur will come together
to discuss current and future activism campaigns. All are welcome to
both parts of the program. Enter through the 86 st entrance. We meet
in the parlor room.

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

Please come for all or any part of the time that you are able. It will
be a great opportunity to share information and set an action course
for the months ahead.

Until there is peace in Darfur,
The Vigil Group

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

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3. DARFUR PROTEST – CHAIN 2 CHINA
Saturday March 10, 2007, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Start of protest: Dag Hammersjkold park across the street from the
Sudanese Mission to the U.N. on 47th St. between 1st and 2nd avenue.
End of protest: St. Vartan’s park across the street from the Chinese
Mission to the U.N. on 35th St. between 1st and 2nd avenue.

Mission statement:
Student activists, having been moved and alarmed by China’s role in
the genocide in Darfur, have committed to publicizing this connection
and protesting it. In order to create a physical manifestation of this
link, we will be forming a human chain between the Chinese and
Sudanese Missions to the UN on Saturday March 10th, 2007. This action
depends on the participation of every Darfur activist…the greater
the links, the stronger the chain. Be a link in the Chain!

Sponsors: STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition; Genocide
Intervention Network; Americans Against the Darfur Genocide;
Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur; New York Coalition to Save
Darfur; Sudan Divestment Taskforce; Get Fidelity Out of Sudan

LET US KNOW YOU’RE COMING. REGISTER HERE: chain2china@standnow.org or
718.301.5116

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4. LATEST ON THE NY TARGETED DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN:
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=64vm87bab.0.prwt87bab.yxaevtbab.41080&ts=S0229&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sudandivestment.org%2Fnewyork>

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5. 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’m
looking for 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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From Mark Yoslow, MA (Ed), MA (Psy)

The Pride and Price of Remembrance — which provides an empirical view
of transgenerational and transpersonal elements in the experience of
Third Generation Holocaust Survivors.

The goal is to attract between 100 and 300 Third Generation men and
women, age 18 and up, throughout the U.S. to participate in a study of
their experience as Third Generation Survivors. The study consists of
a demographic survey, a questionnaire, and four assessments
(psychological tests), and includes tests for positive life changes
and forgiveness. It requires a one-time, four-hour commitment.

Please direct anyone in your community who might be interested to:
www.prideandpriceofremembrance.org

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From Bayla Sheva Brenner:

Hello. I am an adult child of Holocaust survivors and currently
researching for an article I plan to write about 2G’s who have become
observant Jews, commonly referred to as Baalei Teshuvah. I am
interested in interviewing individuals who fit this description. They
have the option to remain anonymous if they choose. Is it possible to
get the word out to your readership? Thank you for your assistance.

Please email: BrennerBs@ou.org

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. THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS ARE ON VIEW AT THE CENTER FOR JEWISH HISTORY
15. W. 16th St, New York, NY; Tel: 212-294-8301;
www.cjh.org/programs/exhibitions.php

SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON THE OTTO FRANK FILE
On view thru March 20, 2007

REUBEN KADISH’S HOLOCAUST SCULPTURE
Presented by Yeshiva University Museum
On view thru April 22, 2007

“AUKTION 392” RECLAIMING THE GALERIE STERN, DUESSELDORF
Presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
On view thru May 11, 2007

AND I STILL SEE THEIR FACES: THE VANISHED WORLD OF POLISH JEWS
Presented by Yeshiva University Museum
On view thru June 24, 2007
* March 15, 2007: As part of this exhibit, a reception honoring Wayne
Zuckerman, child of survivors, for his commitment to Boston University
Hillel as well as his generous support of Israel and Jewish causes.
Guest speaker: Elie Wiesel. RSVP required.

GIVE ME YOUR CHILDREN: VOICES FROM THE LODZ GHETTO
On view thru Septeber 3, 2007

ARTICLES
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1. Holocaust survivors living in poverty in Israel:
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1170359865046

2. A husband and wife, separated by the Holocaust, find each other at
war’s end:
www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1170359800014

3. Shoah Denial Conference: Damage Assessment, by Judea Pearl:
www.spme.net/cgi-bin/articles.cgi?ID=1737

4. Holocaust survivor inspires teen actors:
www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070217/NEWS01/702170340/1006

5. Brief analysis of Holocaust Education in Europe:
www.gei.de/fileadmin/bilder/pdf/Publikationen/Abstracts/28_4ehmann.pdf

RESOURCES
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* ALLGENERATIONS is a great resource for our community — an
interactive email group that keeps survivors and descendants
connected. On these weekly emails, survivors, 2Gs and 3Gs post events,
personal introductions, family stories, searches for missing relatives
as well as general info, political commentaries
and other observations.

To sign up and receive these emails, please email director Serena Woolrich at
allgenerations@aol.com and just tell her your name and the city you’re in.

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* GENERATIONS OF THE SHOAH INTERNATIONAL connects survivors and
descendants through their website www.genshoah.org. Their online
newsletter lists current articles, conferences, workshops, events and
then there is the rest of the fyi section. Here’s the link:
http://www.genshoah.org/newsletter2007/gsi0307.html

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* TOGETHER is the newsletter (online and print) of The American
Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Their website is
www.americangathering.com, where you can view the online version and
find many resources. If you would like to receive the newspaper via
snail mail, please contact The American Gathering at
212-239-4230 or email max@americangathering.org

***IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO PASS ON TO THE 3GNY COMMUNITY, FEEL FREE TO
EMAIL US AT INFO@3GNEWYORK.ORG, A MONTH IN ADVANCE IF POSSIBLE.
THANKS.***