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Past events related to the publication of The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp


May 4, 2005
6:30 p.m. Book lecture in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Libraries, 455 Fifth Avenue.


May 3, 2005

7:30 p.m. Lecture and book signing at Borders, Fort Lee, NJ.















March 30, 2005
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Dr. Rochelle Saidel, author of The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp spoke on that topic in the State Farm Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. The title of her presentation was “The Forgotten Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp.” The event, which was free and open to the public, was sponsored by the Middle Tennessee State University Holocaust Studies Committee.

Dr. Nancy Rupprecht (l) and Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth (r) with Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.









March 23, 2005, Rockland Community College, sponsored by the Holocaust Museum and Study Center, Spring Valley, NY, Lecture and book signing.


March 13, 2005, 1:30 p.m. Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Lecture and book signing.


March 5 – 8, 2005
35th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churcheswas founded in 1970 by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Lockeas an interfaith, interdisciplinary, and international organization. Throughout the decades, the Conference has been devoted to remembering,learning, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust in tandem with educators, clergy, and community leaders, examining the issues raised by the "Final Solution." With a new antisemitism spreading around the world, the theme of this year's conference is “New Threats and Sowing Seeds of Hope: Operation Early Warning.”

Among the diverse and innovative conference sessions, there are several that are related to the question of women and the Holocaust, and a number of members of the Advisory Board of Remember the Women Institute are presenting papers. Dr. Marcia Sachs Littell, a member of the Advisory Board, is Executive Director of the Conference and a participant in several panels.

On Sunday March 6, a Breakout Session on “Yellow Stars on the Silver Screen: Teaching through Film” is chaired by Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, Montgomery College (Bethesda, MD), an Advisory Board member. Dr. Littell (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey) is also a panelist, along with
Miriam Klein Kassenoff, (University of Miami) and Dr. Richard Libowitz (Saint Joseph’s University/Temple University).

On Monday morning, March 7, a Breakout Session entitled “Roots of Genocide: Yesterday & Today” and chaired by Benjamin Liebman (Saint Joseph’s University) includes Advisory Board members Dr. Susan Pentlin (Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO) and Anna Rosmus, (Independent Scholar, Edgewood, MD).

On Monday March 7, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel is the luncheon speaker, providing insights into her research for The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp.

That same afternoon, there is a Plenary Session on “Healers in Hell: Nurses, Physicians, and Other Caregivers.” Chair and Presenter is Dr.Susan Benedict, Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC), a member of the Advisory Board. Other participants are:
Mary Lagerwey, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Cheyenne Martin, University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX)
Susan Mayer, North Central Bronx Health Network (New York, NY)
Linda Shields, The University of Hull (Hull, England)
Jacqueline Claude Romney, University of Calgary (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Later that day there is a Breakout Session on “The Roles of Women” chaired by Thomas D. Marzik (Saint Joseph’s University). Participants are:
Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN), a member of the Advisory Board
Maureen Wilt, Central Missouri State University (Warrensburg, MO)
Bat-Ami Zucker, Bar Ilan University (Ramat-Gan, Israel)

Another Breakout Session on Monday, “The Legacy of Language: Generations After the Holocaust,” includes Chair and Presenter Dr. Karin Doerr (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), a member of the Advisory Board.

On Tuesday, March 8, a Breakout Session entitled “Coping with the Kingdom of Night”
includes a paper by Dr. Nancy E. Rupprecht (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN), a member of the Advisory Board.

For a complete conference schedule see


February 13 – 18, 2005
International Jewish Book Fair, Jerusalem
Two books that, in different ways, integrate women into history were released in Hebrew editions and featured at the International Book Fair in Jerusalem, held February 13 – 18, 2005. Both have already been published in English. The authors were present and spoke about their work.

The Trouble With Islam: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith was written by Irshad Manji, a Muslim living in Canada. She made an eloquent plea for understanding and tolerance, explaining that antisemitism and discrimination against women should not be practiced by Muslims who understand their religion. She called for tolerance and acceptance of diversity.

My Wounded Heart, The Life of Lilli Jahn, 1900-1944 was edited by Martin Doerry, Lilli Jahn's grandson and the editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. Lilli, a German Jewish woman, was married to a German Protestant. He divorced her during the Holocaust, and this resulted in her being shipped to Auschwitz and murdered. Doerry's book is based on letters that she sent to her children.

The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp was among the books on display at the booth of the Association of Jewish Book Sellers.

January 13, 2005, Lecture on the research behind The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.

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