EVENTS CONNECTED TO PUBLICATION OF SAIDEL'S GEMMA BOOK
March 11 – 13, 2007
Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Susan Pentlin, Central Missouri State University, and Rochelle G. Saidel, Remember the Women Institute, discussed their new books. Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland at College Park, will talk about his father's quest to tell Holocaust stories. Sonja Hedgepeth, Middle Tennessee State University, chaired the session. Dr. Pentlin and Dr. Hedgepeth are members of the Advisory Board of Remember the Women Institute.
March 14, 2007
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboto, TN.
April 15, 2007
University of Maryland, College Park
The Meyerhoff Center recognizes Yom Ha Shoah and acknowledges the legacy of S. L. Shneiderman with this examination of personal stories of survival and of Holocaust commemoration in the years immediately after the end of world war two. After an introduction by Shneiderman's son, two of the presentations will focus on the republication of works by Shneiderman, the third on the rebirth of Jewish culture in the DP camps in the post-war period.
My Parents' Quest
Warsaw Ghetto Diary of Mary Berg
Susan Pentlin speaks about the Diary of Mary Berg which was the first full account of the Warsaw Ghetto by a survivor to appear in print in the United States. S. L. Shneiderman edited and published the diary which began to appear in the Yiddish Morgen Zshurnal in May 1944 and in English with L. B. Fischer in February 1945. Berg's mother was a born in the United States and the family was repatriated from the Vittel Internment Camp in March 1944.
Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story
Cultural Reclamation in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Miriam Isaacs speaks about the cultural climate in the DP camps with respect to cultural reclamation, touching on some aspects that were undergoing serious reconsideration within the confines of the Yiddish cultural perspective. Some of the figures she will speak of are H. Leivick and David Volpe, Josef Gar and Rudolf Valsonek.
April 24, 2007
Centro Primo Levi for Italian Jewish Studies
May 24-26, 2007
"The Legacy of the Holocaust: The World Before, The World After"
June 4, 2007
Congregation Moreshet Yisrael, Jerusalem, Israel
June 6, 2007
Amit Women's Annual Book and Author Luncheon, Jerusalem, Israel, with Dr. Saidel discussing Gemma La Guardia Gluck's memoir.
June 28, 2007, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
"The Untold Story of Mielec, Poland." Lecture by Dr. Rochelle Saidel, based on her Fall 2006 semester as a Research Fellow at Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research.
The Remember the Women Institute, 2003
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