ANI: HAIFA U STUDY PROVES THAT 2GS DO NOT SUFFER FROM TRANSGENERATIONAL PTSD

Washington, June 23 (ANI): A new ethnographic study suggests that the aspects of knowing about a parent

AMERICAN GATHERING NEWS: The American Gathering Celebrates 94 Years of Yiddish with The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene

This year The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene is honoring three families from the American Gathering at their annual Gala Variety Show in New York City. American Gathering Honorary Chairman Ernest W. Michel, the man whose dream in Auschwitz became reality at the World Gathering is the guest of honor and Prof. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, is the honorary chairman. The theme is “Fun Dor Tsu Dor” “From Generation to Generation, a Musical Celebration.”

Gathering Vice President Dr. Eva Fogelman (2G) and Danielle Sarna (3G), daughter of Gathering council members Mark and Anita Sarna, will be given Heritage Hemshekh Awards for fulfilling the pledge of acceptance given at the Gathering in Jerusalem in 1981. (Danielle was not yet a twinkle in her parents’ eyes–they met at that Gathering!) Our President Sam E. Bloch, Chairman Roman R. Kent and Sr. Vice President Max Liebmann are on the Host Committee and Jeff Wiesenfeld, another Gathering vice-president, is the chairman of the theater’s board of trustees. Jeanette Friedman is the journal chair.

“Though I am not a Yiddishist, or terribly fluent in Yiddish, I fully appreciate the beauty of the culture, the joy and drama of the theater and the pleasure it brings to survivors around the city,” said honoree Michel. “I have some showbiz people in my family, and so I can appreciate that The National Yiddish Theatre is the oldest theater in America, even in the world! It is a national treasure that must be kept alive as a vibrant piece of our cultural heritage.”

The Gala will take place on Monday evening, June 8 at New York City’s Town Hall. Curtain time is 7:30.

Freddy Roman, the Catskill comic is the emcee, and guests include Tony-Award winner Andrea Martin, Emmy-Award winner Fyvush Finkel, lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Dr. Ruth, Frank London, poet Vanessa Hidary, Daniella Rabbani, The Folksbiene Troupe and surprise guests. The performance is written and directed by Eleanor Reissa and musical direction is by Zalmen Mlotek, both 2Gs.

The Folksbiene Troupe is best known for their outreach performances to Holocaust survivor communities in the greater metropolitan area. Working with the City University, they bring performances to the areas where survivors live so that they can enjoy a taste of Yiddish. The theater also presents two main stage performances each year. This year Gimpl Tam won accolades from The New York Times in the fall, as did Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel! this spring. The Gala is simply the icing on the cake! For more information visit www.folksbiene.org

The Jewish Week: Reb Moishe and the 2G

FROM THE JEWISH WEEK, NYC www.thejewishweek.com
The Holiest Generation

An audience with Rav Moshe: When as a teenager the author met the revered Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, he got a lesson in the meaning of the Holocaust.

by Isaac Steven Herschkopf
Special To The Jewish Week

I could not have been more than 4 or 5 when I asked her. It seemed to me, at the time, to be an innocent, straightforward question:

NYTimes: A 2G Story

Nazi Refugees

PSYCH EXPERT & 2G PIONEER DR. EVA FOGELMAN TO SPEAK IN FOREST HILLS

KRISTALLNACHT PROGRAM IN FOREST HILLS TO FEATURE NOTED AUTHOR ON HOLOCAUST RESCUERS

Kristallnacht, often marked as the first event of the Holocaust, will be remembered on Tuesday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m.. at the Central Queens YM & YWHA in Forest Hills, with a talk by Pullitzer Prize nominated author Dr. Eva Fogelman, on understanding the remarkable non-Jewish individuals who risked everything to save Jewish lives. Dr. Eva Fogelman, who is Founding Director of the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, is the author of a groundbreaking book on Holocaust rescuers, Conscience and Courage: Why Holocaust Rescuers Chose to Act.

What motivated the exceptional individuals who chose to put their own lives, and their lives of their family members, at risk for people whom they often did not even previously know? When asked, rescuers themselves often simply said,

BERGEN COUNTY CONFERENCE 11/16/2008

Embracing the Past to Build the Future: A Conference for Children of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families, which will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 1:15 – 5:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center of Paramus, E.304 Midland Ave in Paramus NJ.

The Keynote presentation is Sixty Four Years Later: Interpreting Survival by Dr. Paula David, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Dr. David developed the Holocaust Resource Program at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and has presented and published articles on her work with Holocaust survivors and their families. Workshops include: Faith After the Holocaust, What We Have Gained From our Legacy, Marrying Into a Survivor Family and Issues of Loss and Hope.

The registration fee is $18 by November 1, 2008; $20 after November 1st. For more information, please contact Jewish Family Service of Bergen County at 201-837-9090 or Jewish Family & Children

THE DNA SHOAH PROJECT PARTNERS WITH HWVTC

September 2008

As part of its mission to create a global genetic database aimed at reuniting survivors of the Holocaust, the DNA Shoah Project recently announced partnership with the Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center. This collaboration will greatly expand the outreach efforts of all three organizations and their capacity to serve the public.

The Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center is a national clearinghouse for persons seeking the fates of loved ones missing since the Holocaust and its aftermath. We assist U.S. residents searching for proof of internment, forced/slave labor, or evacuation from former Soviet territories. This documentation may be required for reparations.

For more information about Red Cross services, contact you local Red Cross chapter.

HAARETZ: HOLOCAUST IN MINIATURE

Holocaust in miniature

By Dana Gilerman

Photographs of the work “Concentration Camp,” by Polish artist Zbigniew Libera, are part of the exhibition “Demons,” now on at the Bat Yam Museum (until December 20). The work is made up of seven boxes that look identical to the packages in which Lego plastic construction toys come – down to the firm’s logo. The largest carton depicts a comprehensive overview of a concentration camp: the buildings, the gallows (on which an inmate is being executed), prisoners behind barbed-wire fences, others marching in a line into and out of the camp. The entry gate is reminiscent in shape of the entrance that greeted arrivals at Auschwitz, though without the inscription “Arbeit macht frei.” The guards wear shiny black uniforms, and the inmates striped ones.

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