June 2012 Archives

In his public address on Sunday evening April 15, "Is There an Anti-Jewish Bias in Today's University?" Professor Alvin Rosenfeld discussed how many campuses have become hospitable to certain political and ideological currents of thought that issue in actions and statements that can be seen as hostile to many Jewish students and professors.

CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association of Minnesota) is seeking individuals who are second and third generation Holocaust survivors.

Founded in 2000, the group is committed to the preservation and passing on of their families' stories. Over the years members have participated in planning the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration, spoken to schools and religious organizations, and have participated in public programming aimed at educating individuals about the Holocaust.
Currently, the group meets once a month for private gatherings to share their families stories while viewing films, hosting speakers and other special guests.

The group is currently reaching out to other second and third generation individuals who may be unaware of the group, and who might be interested in joining in order to connect with the survivor community and to receive notices about programming or other related information.

Talmud Torah Minneapolis announced today that it is seeking Holocaust survivors for their successful Adopt a Survivor program.

The program, now in its fourth year, allows a Holocaust survivor to share his/her life experiences and personal journey with a teen "adopter." The idea is that based on the time spent together, the teen will "adopt" the survivor's story and tell it to others. All teen participants in the program make a pledge to share their story at the 100th Commemoration of the Liberation of the Camps at the Holocaust Memorial in 2045, thus ensuring that it will be passed on to future generations. The students visit their partners at least once a month after school, as well as attend a Talmud Torah class that provides them with historical context about the Holocaust and the impact it had (and still has) on people's lives. At the end of the program, students create a special presentation and will have developed a personal relationship that will last for the rest of their lives.

Mary Neuman, noted Minneapolis resident and Holocaust survivor, announces the publication of her life memoirs in "POCKETS IN MY SOUL". It is the story of her life beginning in Lwow, Poland where she spent a happy childhood with her family. She chronicles the events in her life including living through the Russian occupation, to fleeing the Nazi invaders until being captured.

A special program at Temple Israel of Minneapolis located at 2324 Emerson Ave. S. on Friday, June 15 honoring Mary, who together with family members will read from her book. The program starts at 6:00 p.m. The book is available at the Temple Israel Gift Shop and sells for $14.95.

For more information contact Temple Israel 612-377-8680.

July 23-July 27, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Room 614 Social Sciences
University of Minnesota
30 CEUs
2 graduate credits available for additional fee (contact outreach@umn.edu if interested)
Registration deadline: July 9, 2012

From Drancy to Auschwitz by the French Biologist and historian Georges Wellers was first published in France in 1946.

Wellers worked for many years at the Sorbonne, where he held the position of Director of Research Laboratory of Medical Department. In 1941 he was arrested by the Nazis and spent more than three years in concentration camps-first in Drancy near Paris, then in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Despite all the deprivations during his captivity, Georges lived a long and productive life. He excelled in a prominent scientific career, was awarded the Legion of Honor Rosette as its Officer, was Vice-President of the Association of Nazi-camp survivors of France, and was the only French witness at the Eichmann war crime trial in Israel.

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