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> 1. EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS
> Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 8pm
> JCC in Manhattan — 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th street)
> $10 suggested donation
>
> Staged reading of a new play by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg.
>
> Set in modern day Manhattan and integrating original texts from “The
> Chronicles of the Lodz Ghetto,” this new play traces three generations of
> women through an emotional journey of discovery into Rosa Eberkohn’s past as
> a Holocaust survivor. As her daughter and granddaughter begin to recognize
> the impact of Rosa’s experience on their own lives, family secrets are
> revealed through a series of recurrent dreams.
>
> Directed by Lee Gundersheimer. Featuring Vivian Meisner and Naomi Less.
>
> Admission: RSVP: 212-744-6400
>
> ********************
>
> 2. THE EXPERIENCES OF THE ELDERLY IN THE VILNA GHETTO
> Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 7pm
> Center for Jewish History — 15. W. 16th St (just west of Fifth Ave)
>
> The Experiences of the Elderly in the Vilna Ghetto; Elizabeth Strauss,
> University of Notre Dame
>
> Admission: Free, RSVP: 212-294-6127
>
> ********************
>
> 3. KRISTALLNACHT: THE BEGINNING OF THE TRAGEDY; with Elie Wiesel
> Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 8pm
> 92nd Street Y – Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
>
> Kristallnacht, the first state-organized pogrom, was a harbinger of what
> followed. How did the world react to this event? What could have been done
> that wasn’t? How is Kristallnacht seen in world history and why will it
> stand out in time memoriam?
>
> Admission: $35; Info: 212-415-5500
>
> ********************
>
> 4. BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH
> Monday, June 2, 2008, 7pm
> Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
> 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
>
> Film Screening: (2008, USA, 85 minutes, HD)
>
> Post-screening discussion with Academy-Award nominee Joan Allen, narrator of
> the film, and director Roberta Grossman
>
> This U.S. premiere of a new documentary about Hannah Senesh, the World War
> II-era poet, diarist, and resistance fighter, focuses on Senesh’s courage
> and the bravery of her remarkable mother who desperately tried to save her
> daughter. Part of the only military rescue mission to save Jews during the
> Holocaust, Senesh’s story has inspired readers for generations–this is the
> first documentary feature about her life.
>
> Free with suggested donation; info: 646-437-4202; www.mjhnyc.org
>
> ********************
>
> 5. DOMINICAN HAVEN: THE JEWISH REFUGEE SETTLEMENT IN SOSUA, 1940-1945
> Thursday, June 12, 2008, 6pm – Exhibition Tour; 7pm – Discussion
> Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
> 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
>
> With author Marion A. Kaplan
>
> In 1938, the government of the Dominican Republic offered to resettle up to
> 100,000 Jews. Sosúa, an abandoned plantation on the north coast of the
> island, would become a refuge to hundreds of Jews. Marion Kaplan offers a
> kaleidoscope of views and voices that came together in the creation, life,
> and transformation of Sosúa.
>
> Admission includes a tour of the exhibit; $5 tickets, free for members
>
> Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Sosúa: A Refuge for
> Jews in the Dominican Republic.
>
> This program is part of the Museum’s monthly book club, Looking Back Facing
> Forward, co-sponsored by the Forward and moderated by its associate editor,
> Gabriel Sanders.
>
> Info: 646-437-4202; www.mjhnyc.org
>
> ********************
>
> 6. 3GNY – FAMILY BRUNCH
> Sunday, June 22, 2008, Time: TBD
> JCC in Manhattan — 334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th street)
>
> Join us in celebrating our second annual intergenerational brunch. Enjoy
> great food, connect with others and learn a little more about our
> organization — its past events and where it’s going.
>
> We’ll send out more details soon. http://www.3gnewyork.org
>
> ********************
>
> 7. CRISIS IN DARFUR
> Mia Farrow, Georgette Gagnon, Daoud Hari and Jill Savitt / Leonard Lopate,
> moderator
> Monday, June 30, 2008, 8:15pm
> 92nd Street Y – Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
>
> The conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, which has pitted rebel
> factions against government-backed militias, has killed more than 200,000
> people and displaced 2.5 million since it began in 2003. Hear firsthand
> accounts of the crisis from those who have lived and worked in Dafur,
> including Georgette Gagnon, the acting director of the Africa Division,
> Human Rights Watch, Daoud Hari, the author of The Translator: A Tribesman’s
> Memoir of Darfur, Jill Savitt, Executive Director of Dream for Darfur and
> Mia Farrow, actress and activist.
>
> WNYC’s Leonard Lopate moderates.
>
> Admission: $26; Info: 212-415-5500
>
>
>
> DARFUR INITIATIVES
> ****************************************************************
>
> 1. MAY 22 RALLY AT THE UN:
>
> We are having a rally in front of the US Mission to the UN:
> Thursday May 22 from 12-2 (at 45 St between 3rd and Lexington).
>
> Please come and bring signs with messages such as “UN troops now” and “Save
> the people of Darfur” “End the violence in Khartoum”, “Justice and peace for
> Darfur”.
>
> If you cannot come please send an email to the US Mission to the UN at
> USUNPublicAffairs@state.gov.
>
> Here is the link to the rally:
> SAVE DARFUR | Event | Rally at US Mission to the
> UN
>
> Some background:
>
> Now is a time of renewed violence in Darfur. In the wake of the failed coup
> in Khartoum, Darfuris in the capital have been targeted on the basis of
> ethnicity, killing particularly members of the African tribes of Darfur.
> There have been executions and disappearances, particularly of young men.
> Our Darfuri friends have been sending us lists of people, particularly
> educated, professional Darfuris (civilians not involved in the rebel
> attack), who have been executed or disappeared. There have been reports of
> people being executed because of the color of their skin. There have also
> been renewed attacks on Darfuri villages in the past few weeks.
>
> It is extremely important that we raise our voices NOW. The US will hold the
> presidency of the Security Council during June. We need the UN to end the
> impunity of the government of Sudan and the ongoing atrocities by deploying
> UN troops and imposing multilateral sanctions on high officials of the
> Sudanese regime!
>
> ********************
>
> 2. From American Jewish World Service:
>
> Please join me and other members of the AJWS community by signing this
> letter calling on President Bush not to attend the opening ceremony of the
> Olympic Games in Beijing.
>
> Click here:
> http://action.ajws.org/campaign/olympicspetition/8i5k5sdr17x55jni?utm_source=advocacy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=darfurletter1
>
> The government of China is Sudan’s largest foreign investor and the world’s
> biggest player in Sudan’s multi-billion dollar oil industry. It has provided
> Sudan with more than $10 billion in commercial and capital investments over
> the last 10 years and has served as Sudan’s most vocal advocate in the
> United Nations.
>
> The United States cannot continue to stand idly by while one of its largest
> trading partners supports a genocide that is intensifying each day. The fact
> that China is hosting the Olympic Games provides an unprecedented
> opportunity for Present Bush to demand changes in China’s relationship with
> Sudan.
>
> Please join me in taking action for the people of Darfur by signing the open
> letter to President Bush, asking him not to attend the opening ceremony of
> the Olympics this summer. By working together, we can put real pressure on
> President Bush to help bring an end to the violence in Darfur.
>
> Click here:
> http://action.ajws.org/campaign/olympicspetition/8i5k5sdr17x55jni?utm_source=advocacy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=darfurletter1
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ruth Messinger
> President, AJWS
>
> ********************
>
> 3. [For more info on the Tuesday Darfur Vigil Group, email
> eshkolit@gmail.com or call 212-628-4005] >
> ********************
>
> 4. News from the SAVE DARFUR COALITION:
>
> *Violence in Darfur escalates. The world’s inaction persists.*
>
> On June 1, the U.S. assumes the presidency of the U.N. Security Council.
>
> We can help keep our promise to Darfur:
>
> * Help us reach our goal of sending 75,000 messages to President Bush before
> June
> 1.*
>
> * The Sudanese government bombed a Darfuri school on Sunday, killing at
> least
> 13 people, including seven children. The international community didn’t
> respond for more than 48 hours.
>
> * The attack?and the miserable response?is yet another example of the
> world’s
> failure to protect the people of Darfur. The U.N. approved a peacekeeping
> force for Darfur ten months ago. *Less than a third of that force has
> reached Darfur.
>
> * But we have an opportunity to make sure the world keeps its promise to the
> people of Darfur* when the U.S. assumes the presidency of the U.N. Security
> Council on June 1.
>
> * Help us meet our goal to send 75,000 messages to President Bush before
> June
> 1 urging him to help bring peace and security to the people of
> Darfur.<http://action.savedarfur.org/campaign/protection/i8kg7e82v775mndj?>
>
> * Last summer, the U.N. Security Council committed to send a robust
> peacekeeping force to Darfur. There was hope that with the arrival of
> additional peacekeeping troops, the worst of this humanitarian nightmare
> would soon be over.
>
> * Ten long months later, only 10 percent of the additional 20,000 troops
> have
> deployed. Those that are on the ground lack the basic logistical and
> material support they need to do their job. There is simply no reason why
> the most powerful nation in the world, together with its allies, can’t find
> 22 helicopters to help save lives in Darfur.
>
> * In last year’s State of the Union address, President Bush said: “The
> United
> States … will continue to awaken the conscience of the world to save the
> people of Darfur.”
>
> * If those words mean anything at all, the President will use the leadership
> of the U.N. Security Council to get the peacekeepers what they need to
> protect the people of Darfur.
>
> * Click here to send a message to the White House. Tell the President that
> it’s time for America to show moral leadership – with deeds, not
> words.
>
> Talk is cheap. The time for outrage alone is over. The time for action is
> long past overdue. Every day of foot-dragging is another day of unspeakable
> atrocities visited on the people of Darfur.
>
> The people of Darfur need protection NOW.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Colleen Connors
> Save Darfur Coalition
>
> ********************
>
> 5. Op-ed by Mia Farrow and Ambassador Nancy Soderberg in the Wall Street
> Journal:
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121081052074793543.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries
>
> ********************
>
> 6. THE CYCLONE IN BURMA:
>
> May 21, 2008 – The effects of Cyclone Nargis are continuing to intensify:
> the official death toll is now almost 80,000 while aid agencies estimate
> that the number of dead could be 128,000 or higher. At least one million
> people are currently homeless and some 2.5 million people are at risk of
> starvation and
> disease.
>
> AJWS has been in constant contact with grantee organizations in communities
> neighboring the affected regions since the disaster struck and is working
> with them to make sure that aid reaches those who need it most. AJWS
> emergency funding is supporting the Emergency Assistance Team, a coordinated
> relief effort that includes the Mae Tao Clinic and several AJWS grantees.
>
> Inside Burma*, the Emergency Assistance Team is visiting affected
> communities, assessing needs, distributing food and clean water, providing
> shelter and health services, and disposing of dead bodies. The team is also
> documenting the scenes and abuses they are witnessing.
>
> Grassroots relief efforts like those supported by AJWS are vital to the
> people of Burma at this time. While some Southeast Asian aid workers are now
> being granted visas to enter the country, aid efforts are still being
> hampered by the Burmese junta and aid workers are still not being allowed
> into the most badly affected areas. It is estimated that aid has only
> reached 30% of those who need it, and there are reports that international
> aid is being sold on the open market instead of being distributed.
>
> An AJWS contact in the region, who cannot be named for security reasons, had
> this to say: “The provision of lifesaving aid has been stalled due to the
> [junta’s] underreporting and inept emergency management… The people of
> Burma have been cheated out of accessing the help they desperately need
> during this devastating time.”
>
> As the situation on the ground in Burma continues to develop, AJWS will
> continue to provide updates and reports from our grantees in the region.
>
> Please visit http://action.ajws.org/ct/OdeewD71XS4k/ for an
> overview on the political situation in Burma and the ongoing work of AJWS in
> the region.
>
> *The name Myanmar was given to the country by the SPDC in 1989. However,
> pro-democracy activists still use the old name, Burma, to vocalize their
> objection to military rule. In solidarity with these activists, and in
> opposition to the illegitimate rule of the SPDC, AJWS refers to the country
> as Burma.
>
>
>
> COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
> ****************************************************************
>
> 1. LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY:
>
> From a friend who works at the Auschwitz Museum who is completing her PhD &
> will be studying in NYC this summer:
>
> Hello everyone:
>
> I apologize for the informality of this email but I wanted to reach as many
> as my friends as possible.
>
> As many of you know, I am juggling quite a bit these days. I continue to
> guide at Auschwitz. I am now teaching (Holocaust) at the Jagiellonian
> University, Krakow and, doing research for my doctorate. I just spent
> several weeks in New York City doing research at the Joint Distribution
> Committee archives. It was a very productive month and while I was in the
> US, I had the honor of being a scholar-in-residence in Poughkeepsie, NY
>
> I plan to be in New York City from Mid-June to the end of August completing
> my research at the JDC and YIVO archives. This will be an important time for
> me as I hope to partially finish my doctoral research.
>
> I am in need of living accomodations for the summer and am asking you to ask
> your friends or colleagues if they know of anything available for this 10
> week period. Ideally, I would be able to rent or sub-let a studio or one
> bedroom in the city. Another option would be a basement apartment. I have a
> small budget that I could apply to these accomodations. Your help in
> spreading the word would be very much appreciated.
>
> I hope this finds you well and thank you for your help.
>
> Kindly,
>
> Anna
> ansommer@gmail.com
>
> ********************
>
> 2. The GALLERY EDUCATOR PROGRAM at the MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE:
>
> Dear Gallery Educators,
>
> As you may know, we are recruiting for a new class of Gallery Educators to
> being in September. If you know of anyone who might be interested in
> applying, please invite them to complete the Volunteer application,
> available for download here:
> http://www.mjhnyc.org/museum_getinvolved_b.htm.
> Information on where to mail the completed form is on page 2 of the form.
>
> If they do not have access to the internet, please invite them to contact
> Monica Brandwein at 646-437-4284 and she will mail them the form.
>
> The due date for applications is May 30, 2008.
>
> Many thanks,
> Liz
>
> Elizabeth Edelstein
> Director of Education
> Museum of Jewish Heritage
> A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
>
> ********************
>
> 3. Update from the Yom HaShoah Names Project:
> http://www1.yadvashem.org/Boris/cynthia/Letter_april_2008.htm
>
> ********************
>
> 4. YAD VASHEM’S PHOTO ARCHIVE GOES ONLINE:
>
> Senior staff at Yad Vashem, who subscribe to this email list, ask me to make
> public the following:
>
> Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem, the Holocaust remembrance and
> education center in Jerusalem, will today (May 1) upload its entire photo
> archives to www.yadvashem.org. These include 130,000 photographs and images,
> comprising the largest collection of its kind in the world, and form part of
> the ongoing efforts by Yad Vashem and other organizations to stem the
> worldwide growth of Holocaust denial and revisionism. Six million Jews were
> murdered in
> the Holocaust.
>
> These images include photographs taken in ghettos, during deportations, in
> slave labor and death camps and at liberation and more. They are designed to
> be used by historians, educators, writers, filmmakers and the public at
> large. The photographs come from a variety of sources, including official
> archives, private collections, museums and various historic collections.
>
>
> YAD VASHEM LAUNCHES YOUTUBE CHANNELS
>
> Yad Vashem has also launched two YouTube channels to coincide with Holocaust
> Remembrance Day, and in a further effort to combat Holocaust denial and
> misinformation, which is rife on the Internet. The channels, in English and
> Arabic, went live today.
>
> The English channel contains testimonies from Holocaust survivors, including
> archival footage, historians? lectures on key issues related to the
> Holocaust, footage from visits to Yad Vashem, including those of President
> George W. Bush in January 2008, and Pope John Paul II in March 2000, as well
> as human interest stories, such as family reunions.
>
> The Arabic channel has testimonies and archival footage about the Holocaust,
> with Arabic subtitles. There is an introduction on the importance of knowing
> about the Holocaust by Prince Hassan of Jordan, the brother of the former
> King Hussein.
>
> The channels are dynamic, and new videos will be added frequently. Channels
> in additional languages will be launched soon. The Yad Vashem Channels can
> be seen in English here and in Arabic here. Google and YouTube both
> volunteered to help Yad Vashem set up the new channels.
>
> ********************
>
> 5. From a friend, a 3G at the Claims Conference:
>
> Property Restitution in Eastern Europe
>
> Dear Senator Nelson: I support your efforts to secure property restitution
> in Eastern Europe for Holocaust Survivors. Below you will find an excerpt
> from the Opening Statement of Senator Bill Nelson at a hearing held last
> week. This plan to introduce a Senate bi-partisan resolution focusing on
> East European property restitution is critically important. The Claims
> Conference has been working intensively with members of Congress on this
> issue.
>
> Your involvement will help move this initiative forward. To show support,
> please e-mail your encouragement to Senator Nelson at
> holocaust.resolution@gmail.com
>
> Excerpt from the Opening Statement of Senator Bill Nelsonn; Senate Foreign
> Relations Committee Subcommittee on International Operations and
> Organizations,
> Democracy and Human Rights
> Tuesday, May 6, 2008 2:30 p.m:
>
> Unfortunately, some countries have not taken nearly enough action on
> restitution for insurance or other property taken from Jews and other
> victims of Nazi persecution. Poland, for example, is the sole member of the
> Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe not to have enacted
> restitution legislation. This is unacceptable.
>
> That’s why I am pleased to announce today that, working with my colleagues
> Senators Gordon Smith, Ben Cardin, and Norm Coleman, we’ve drafted and plan
> to introduce a bi-partisan resolution urging all countries, especially those
> in the former Eastern Europe, to enact fair and comprehensive private and
> communal property restitution legislation and to do so quickly as possible.
>
> Our resolution will call for the Secretary of State to engage in dialogue to
> achieve the aims of the resolution as well as for the convening of an
> international intergovernmental conference to focus on the remaining steps
> necessary to secure restitution and compensation of Holocaust era assets.
>
> We hope the resolution will spur our own and other European governments into
> action and call attention to this important unfinished business.
>
> The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)
> represents world Jewry in negotiating for compensation and restitution for
> victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs. The Claims Conference
> administers compensation funds, recovers unclaimed Jewish property, and
> allocates funds to institutions that provide social welfare services to
> Holocaust survivors and preserve the memory and lessons of the Shoah.
>
> For more information: www.claimscon.org
>
> ********************
>
> 6. From Frida Grapa Cielak, Mexico City:
>
> Dear Friends:
>
> I am writing to you from Mexico City where a WYSZKOW Poland PROJECT is being
> carried out under the direction of the well known Mexican Historian,
> essayist and publisher DR. ENRIQUE KRAUZE.
>
> I am Frida Grapa Cielak, his assistant researcher centered at this moment,
> in
> the investigation about the Jewish life and history in, and about Wyszkow,
> pre,-during-and past- World War II and the Holocaust. This exhaustive
> research includes looking for facts, documents, letters, family & shtetl
> stories, testimonies and any information sources available for this theme.
>
> In our line of investigation we are also trying to locate WYSZKOW Holocaust
> survivors or their family members. We have prepared a suitable questionnaire
> for them. If answered, it will provide us with great, essential and basics
> testimonies.
>
> CAN YOU HELP US?
>
> We have already contacted: Yad Vashem, Beth Hatfutzot, Washington Holocaust
> Museum and others, but we believe that you can help us also, as well. We
> will be looking for your kind reply to our request and, we thank you in
> advance for your help.
>
> e-mail: Frida at areleyiddish@prodigy.net.mx; Sent on behalf of Enrique
> Krauze:
> ekrauze@prodigy.net.mx;
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Krauze
>
> FRIDA (Grapa de) CIELAK, Author of ARELE, the Yiddish Workbook set for
> Beginners; Author of 40 años de LA NAYE, the first 40 years of the NAYE
> Yiddishe; Shul-I.L.PERETZ School in Mexico City and Founder of its first
> Audiovisual Center and Children Library.
>
> Also, Founder of the International Yiddisher Briv-Fraynd Club (Pen-Pals in
> Yiddish now at: http://www.derbay.org/penpal.html;
> Personal e-mail: fridag@cielak.com or aRELE96@aol.com;Website:
> http://www.arele.yiddish.com.mx
>
> ********************
>
> 7. L.I. NORTH SHORE 2G/3G GROUP
>
> From the Sid Jacobson Y – East Hills
> (Call for time and date)
>
> Survivor Relatives
> Facilitator: Louise Bobrow
>
> There are many more second and third generation survivors than there are
> actual Holocaust survivors. In its infancy, the only program of its kind,
> “Survivor Relatives” recognizes the need for second and third generation
> survivors to meet and learn more about their families and themselves. This
> new, and unique program is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Memorial and
> Tolerance Center of Nassau County. This is a community service program and
> is FREE to the entire Long Island Community.
>
******************
>
From a 3rd gen in NYC:
>
> Looking for Wallenberg survivors and their descendents. If you know someone
> who was saved by Raoul Wallenberg or are a family member of a Wallenberg
> survivor, please contact lebo1217@aol.com
>
> ********************
>
> 10. From iVolunteer:
>
> Dear Friend,
>
> iVolunteer is a dynamic visitation program that sends volunteers to the
> homes of
> Holocaust survivors, providing them with companionship and much-needed
> assistance.
>
> iVolunteer began in September of 2007 and already have a team of 40
> volunteers visiting survivors in their homes throughout Manhattan. We
> provide programming
> for the Holocaust survivors and volunteers like Friday night dinners,
> holiday parties and other special events. We hosted an amazing Purim party
> at the 92nd St. Y on Purim evening. We had over 60 people come to celebrate
> together in the 92nd St. Y. We had great raffle prizes to high end stores,
> standup comedy
> entertainment as well as a musical performance by members of the Julliard
> school of music.
>
> We’re proud to let you know that we were featured in the Jewish Press
> (attached article) and Crown Heights.info:
> http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=11173
>
> Please visit our web site to learn more about us: www.ivolunteerny.com
>
> Sincerely,
> Tzvi and Sheva Tauby
>
> ********************
>
> 11. From The Museum of Jewish Heritage:
>
> The Museum now has its own page on the social networking site Facebook.com.
> This is a great way to share Museum information and public program
> invitations with your friends!
>
> If you have a Facebook account, become a “fan” of the Museum of Jewish
> Heritage, or join one of the Museum’s group pages.
>
> ********************
>
> 12. About “Sala’s Gift”:
>
> The power of the written word to sustain life is a theme of Letters to Sala:
> A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps, a compelling collection of rare
> Holocaust-era letters and photographs that are part of the collections of
> The New York Public Library. The items – from a young girl’s diary to
> handwritten postcards to photographs to official documents – were saved at
> great personal risk by Sala Garncarz from the time she entered a Nazi labor
> camp in 1940 until her liberation in 1945. The collection provides a
> remarkable first-hand view of the human drama that unfolded among Jewish
> victims forced to work as slave laborers.
>
> In the hands of Ann Kirschner, Sala’s daughter, these documents 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.
>
> For the first time, SALA’S GIFT will be translated into Polish and German
> and available in bookstores on May 13, 2008. The Polish edition, Listy z
> pude?ka. Sekret Mojej Mamy, will be published by AMF Plus. The German
> edition, Salas Geheimnis Die Geschichte Meiner Mutter, will be published by
> S. Fischer Verlag.
>
> Letters to Sala, a striking exhibition reproducing the letters, postcards,
> photographs, and documents, will also come to Poland this summer. Curated by
> Jill Vexler, Letters to Sala will travel to the Galicia Jewish Museum in
> Krakow, Poland from JUNE 28 through AUGUST 31, 2008. The exhibition will
> open at the Galicia Jewish Museum during the annual Jewish Festival in
> Krakow. For more information about Letters to Sala in Poland, contact Kate
> Craddy at the Galicia Jewish Museum: 0048 12 421 68 42,
> kate@galiciajewishmuseum.org
>
> For general information about Sala’s Gift and Ann Kirschner, contact Rachel
> Tarlow Gul: 201-503-1321, Rachel@otrpr.com
>
>
>
> EXHIBITIONS
> ****************************************************************
>
> 1. WHEN HUMANITY FAILS
> May 25 – June 30, 2008
> Queens Borough Community College, Queens, NY
>
> The exhibit employs video, audio, and graphic narratives to explore and
> understand the Holocaust, focusing on the personal experiences of
> concentration camp survivors and their U.S. Army liberators. For more:
> barry@afikimfoundation.org or 212-791-7450
>
>
>
> 2. DARING TO RESIST: JEWISH DEFIANCE IN THE HOLOCAUST
> On view through July 4, 2008
> Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
> 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
>
> During the Holocaust, Jews throughout Europe, through individual and
> collective acts of resistance, sought to undermine the Nazi goal of the
> annihilation of the Jewish people. Jews engaged in a range of resistance
> activities with the aim of preserving Jewish life and dignity despite
> unimaginable difficulties. Their efforts powerfully refute the popular
> perception that Jews were passive victims. Through testimony, archival
> footage, and authentic artifacts, the exhibition will help visitors to
> understand the dilemmas that Jews faced under impossible circumstances.
> Whether praying clandestinely, documenting the experiences of Jews in the
> ghettos, or taking up arms to fight, these responses took many forms, but
> each and every one was a courageous act of resistance.
>
> ********************
>
> Also at the Museum of Jewish Heritage:
>
> 3. SOSÚA: A Refuge for Jews in the Domincan Republic
> SOSÚA: Un Refugio de Judíos en la República Dominicana
> On view through July 25, 2008
>
> In 1938, when openings for Jewish refugees were hard to find, the Dominican
> Republic offered to resettle 100,000 Jews. Sosúa, an abandoned plantation,
> would become a refuge to hundreds of Jews, and grow into a town that still
> thrives today.
>
> This exhibition tells how the settlers were recruited, what awaited them in
> Sosúa, and how they worked with their Dominican neighbors to establish the
> settlement. Sosúa speaks poignantly to one chapter in a shared Dominican and
> Jewish story.
>
>
> ARTICLES & OTHER NEWS (Courtesy, GSI Newsletter; see below for more on GSI)
> ****************************************************************
>
> Article on the 3G phenomenon, by Eva Fogelman:
> http://69.36.40.219/user/2485/eva_fogelman
>
> Holocaust Survivors Silenced For Too Long:
> http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/other_views/v-print/story/536657.html
>
> Holocaust Remembrance Is About Honoring the Living Too:
> http://www.jewishsf.com/content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/35147/format/html/displaystory.html
>
> In Dignity and in Peace:
> http://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/main.asp?SectionID=31&SubSectionID=29&ArticleID=8759&TM=46910.65
>
> Balance Still Due on Holocaust:
> http://www2.nysun.com/article/75842
>
> From Auschwitz, A Torah As Strong As Its Spirit:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/30/nyregion/30torah.html?ex=1210305600&en=00c50f8273822016&ei=5070&emc=eta1
>

> My Father’s Will:
> http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1208870533746&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

> The Local – Holocaust survivors: German rail restrictions ‘undignified’:
> http://www.thelocal.de/11143/
>
> Hitler Killed My Father: http://www.newsweek.com/id/134318

> German Jews sever ties with pope:
> http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1206632370637
>
> Claims Conference denies pressuring Bielski on survivor disbursement:
> http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1208422633540&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
>
> German professors: Nazis helped establish Israel:
> http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1203343697375&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
>
> Yad Vashem celebrates survivors in Israel:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108281.html
>
> Exodus’ hero dies:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108265.html
>
> Survivor of Holocaust hatred: ‘You have to learn to embrace the human race’
> http://www.newarkadvocate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080402/NEWS01/804020314/1002
>
> Holocaust survivors and their heirs hope history will not repeat:
> http://www.gazette.net/stories/042308/rocknew211704_32360.shtml
>
> Living to Teach:
> www.hadassah.org/pageframe.asp?section=news&page=per.html&header=per&size=50
>
> Daughter of survivors keeps memory alive:
> http://www.jstandard.com/articles/4100/1/Daughter-of-survivors-keeps-memory-alive
>
> ‘It’s the least I could do for my friend’:
> http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull&cid=1207486207665
>
> Remembering Liviu Librescu:
> http://blogs.jta.org/telegraph/2008/04/16/remembering-liviu-librescu/
>
> Historian Friedlander wins Pulitzer:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107952.html
>
> Why Won’t Those SOBs Give Me My Money?:
> http://reformjudaismmag.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=1315
>
> New Szyk Haggadah going for $15,000:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/news/article/20080407syks04032008.html
>
> Israeli neo-Nazis confess:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108004.html
>
> Israel, Poland upgrade ties:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108003.html
>
> Unfinished Justice: A Conversation with Michael Bazyler:
> http://reformjudaismmag.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=1316
>
> Ghetto revolt remembered:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108089.html
>
> Melbourne’s Croatian club honors fascist:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108070.html
>
> Bronze plaques stolen from Terezin:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108132.html
>
> Belarusian Jews want Holocaust day:
> http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/108123.html
—————-
> Below is a link to the trailer for the movie “Defiance.” This movie,
> starring Daniel Craig, is a movie about the Bielski brothers, a trio
> of brothers who saved 1200 Jews during the Holocaust, and killed
> hundreds of Nazis:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYBnnTSvHA8
>——————————-
> In a dignified ceremony a sculpture pays tribute to Britain. Für Das Kind-
> Vienna at Westbahnhof Railway Station commemorates the kindertransport
> operation which saved the lives of thousands of children 70 years ago:

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