Linda Gradstein is the Mideast Bureau Chief of The Media Line, an American news service specializing in coverage of the Middle East. An award-winning journalist, fluent in Hebrew and Arabic, Gradstein was Israel correspondent for NPR News from 1990-2009. Reporting for PRI’s The World, AOL News and Slate, Gradstein has covered important events in Israel, the West…
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“More than seven years in the making, Besa: The Promise presents a powerful human drama compounded by a devastating twist. It is a story that that bridges generations and religions … uniting fathers and sons … Muslims and Jews”
A discussion will follow the film with Matt Lavine, a producer of Four Seasons Lodge. Phil Brown will moderate the discussion.
“The Closed Town: Poetry from Terezin” Elijah Botkin: Gideon Klein Scholar “Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust” Phil Brown: University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences College of Social Sciences and Humanities RSVP is required here: http://attend.com/HolocaustCommemoration2015
Featuring Irene Selig and her grandson, Elijah Botkin (COS ’15), who will discuss Irene’s Holocaust experiences and this generation’s role in preserving family history. This discussion will be moderated by Lori Lefkovitz.
Helen Epstein is Author of Children of the Holocaust and Where She Came From: A Daughters Search for Her Mother’s History.
Join us for the inaugural Israel Studies lecture at Northeastern University. Anita Shapira is the former Ruben Merenfeld Professor in the Study of Zionism at Tel Aviv University, former dean of the faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University, and the founding director of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies.
For the past 23 years, Peter Sonnenthal ’83 has been fighting in German courts for the restitution of property that belonged to his Jewish ancestors. At stake is prime real estate in the upscale Berlin suburb of Teltow worth millions of euros. A former senior counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission and special assistant US…
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Northeastern University and the Jewish Women’s Archive co-sponsor Lacey Schwartz’s fascinating documentary about race, identity, and family narratives at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Join Sarah Wildman for a discussion of her book Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. Wildman writes of discovering her grandfather’s letters to woman named Valy in WWII Vienna, the woman her grandmother referred to as his true love. Fascinated by Valy and her story Wildman takes off to discover what happened to Valy and reexamines a story she was told all her life.