A BOOK by ME at Joliet Jewish Congregation's Holocaust Memorial Service

I was honored to speak for the Joliet Jewish Congregation's Holocaust Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 18. My thanks go out to Rabbi Chuck Rubovits for the invitation to share with his amazing congregation. They were very receptive about the A BOOK by ME project and that encouraged me a lot. The next morning they invited my husband Don and me back to see a performance by a local school Hufford IE. Their program was called Remember the Children and it was excellent. My congratulations to the students and the teachers for their efforts. There were stringed instruments and the music was outstanding. They worked hard to honor the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. One of the

Eva Schloss Visits Quad Cities During HolocaustEducation Month

Eva Schloss is the step daughter of Otto Frank (father of the author of a very famous diary). She was in invited for the second time to the Quad Cities to promote the "Anne Frank - A History for Today" exhibit at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Eva spoke in various area schools and was kept busy with many forms of Holocaust Education while in the area. My daughter and I were very fortunate to be able to share a few hours with Eva and join her for supper (thanks to Allan Ross, Director of Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities). Since Cassie hopes to work full time with the writing project in the near future, this was an amazing meeting for her -- as for me as well. She left the Quad Citi

A BOOK by ME Second California Update - Meeting ActorCurt Lowens

While I was in California last month, I was fortunate to visit the Shoah Foundation at University of Southern California. My visit happened to be on the day that actor Curt Lowens (a Jewish survivor) shared his story with the Los Angeles community. Curt has made many movies including Wallenberg - A Hero's Story and his most recent film, Angels and Demons, where he played a Catholic Cardinal. As he told his story, it became apparent it was much like a movie. Born Kurt Loewenstein in East Prussia, his Jewish family dynamics changed overnight to becoming outsiders. His father's career as a lawyer was ruined because he could not go to court any more. On the year Curt should have had his bar mitz

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