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EVENTS CONNECTED TO PUBLICATION OF SAIDEL'S GEMMA BOOK


March 11 – 13, 2007

Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
On Sunday evening from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. there was a special panel entitled S. L. Shneiderman’s Early Contributions: New Books on Women and the Holocaust. This was held in conjunction with the launching of two books, Mary Berg's Diary, edited by Susan Pentlin and Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story edited by Rochelle G. Saidel. Both books, long out of print, were originally edited by S. L. Shneiderman.

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.
Rochelle G. Saidel lectured on her new book, Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story

 

April 15, 2007

University of Maryland, College Park
Personal Stories: S. L. Shneiderman and the Commemoration of the Holocaust

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
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
Ben Shneiderman describes his parent's family history and their journalistic motivations in helping Holocaust survivors tell their stories. His visual history captures his parents emigration from Warsaw to Paris, their role in the Spanish Civil War, and their 50 years of literary activism in New York City's Yiddish and English press.

Warsaw Ghetto Diary of Mary Berg
Susan L. Pentlin, University of Central Missouri

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
Rochelle G. Saidel, Remember the Women Institute, New York, NY
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel spoke about Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story, a new and expanded memoir that she edited, just published by Syracuse University Press. This significant memoir of Holocaust, American, and European history offers an intimate glimpse into the life and times of New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's family. The memoir was originally published in 1961, with S. L. Shneiderman as editor.

Cultural Reclamation in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
Miriam Isaacs, University of Maryland

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
Center for Jewish History, 15W. 16th Street, New York.
FIORELLO'S SISTER, GEMMA'S BROTHER
Immigrant and cosmopolitan; poor and educated; Italian American and Jewish: Mayor of New York and anti-Nazi activist: Fiorello La Guardia. Triestine and American, Jewish and secular, prisoner and ransom of Nazi Germany: Gemma La Guardia. An Italian American Jewish saga between the two Wars and afterward. This special program will launch Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story, edited by Rochelle G. Saidel and published by Syracuse University Press.

 

May 24-26, 2007

"The Legacy of the Holocaust: The World Before, The World After"
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Remember the Women Institute Advisory Board members who will participate include Dr. Batya Brutin, Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Dr. Diane Plotkin, and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel.
Dr. Saidel discusses "Identity and the Holocaust: The case of Gemma La Guardia Gluck."

 

June 4, 2007

Congregation Moreshet Yisrael, Jerusalem, Israel
Israeli book launch of Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story, edited by Rochelle Saidel.

 

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.

 






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