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Booktalk: "CHOICES: The True Story of One family's Daring Escape to Freedom Paperback"
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Booktalk: "CHOICES: The True Story of One family's Daring Escape to Freedom Paperback"

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CHOICES: The True Story of One family's Daring Escape to Freedom Paperback

by J.E. Laufer

We are all familiar with the horrifying atrocities of the Holocaust, but lesser known is the second harrowing ordeal many Jewish families faced after the Hungarian Revolution. The inconceivable reality of returning to life after concentration camps to build a family and find yourselves fleeing as refugees 10 years later is the true story of author J.E. Laufer’s parents. Herself only 2 years old at the time, Laufer has used family memories and the account of the remarkable 16-year-old Christian girl who aided her family’s escape to write this fictionalized account of the events following this period of turbulence. 

The pages of history books come to life for young adult readers with characters that leap off the page and events that can sometimes parallel all-too-closely the modern resurgence of a refugee crisis, anti-semitism and political unrest.

 The author will be in attendance for the discussion.

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Booktalk:  Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936  by David Clay Large
Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

Booktalk: Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936  by David Clay Large

Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Author will participate via Skype

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world.

The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. Written by acclaimed historian, David Large, the book offers a superb blend of history and sport. 

Meet David Clay Large on April 20 when he gives the keynote address for Genocide Awareness Week on the campus of Scottsdale Community College

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Booktalk: "Three Minutes in Poland" by Glenn Kurtz
Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

Booktalk: "Three Minutes in Poland" by Glenn Kurtz

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (map)
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Three Minutes in Poland

Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

by Glenn Kurtz

In 2008, Glenn Kurtz discovered a film shot by his grandfather in 1938 during a visit to Poland, the country he had emigrated from. David Kurtz was on a tour of pre-war Europe and recorded everyday life for Jews before Poland was invaded and the Jewish presence disappeared. Of a population of 3000 Jews in the town of Nasielsk, only 100 survived. Glenn Kurtz's book reveals how these 3000 lived and prospered. Three Minutes in Poland was selected as one of the best books of 2014 by the Boston Globe, The New Yorker, and NPR. Additional details are forthcoming.

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Film Screening: Surviving Skokie
Apr
17
3:00 PM15:00

Film Screening: Surviving Skokie

An intensely personal documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the provocative events of the 1970s, their aftermath, his family's horrific experience of the Shoah, and a journey with his father to confront long-suppressed memories. Eli Adler and his father Jack will attend the screening and answer questions following the film.
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Then They Came for Us Exhibit
Mar
29
to Apr 1

Then They Came for Us Exhibit

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College (map)
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Exhibit: They Came For Us - Exploring three distinct events; the Holocaust, the treatment of Black people in Europe, and the domestic struggle for civil rights.
Tue Mar 29 Speaker: Valerie Foster - educator and author on Conversations with a Holocaust Survivor
Wed Mar 30 Exhibit: Holocaust-era Rail Car - Survivors in their own words with George Kalman, Holocaust Survivor
Thu Mar 31 Speaker: Helen Weisman, painter and daughter of Holocaust survivors
(Chandler-Gilbert Community College, East Valley JCC and City of Chandler)

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USHMM: Witnesses to History - Americans Abroad in Hitler's Europe
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

USHMM: Witnesses to History - Americans Abroad in Hitler's Europe

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (map)
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Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other community partners for a compelling glimpse of that period with Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power, from the perspective of the fascinating array of Americans who lived and worked in Berlin during Hitler's rise to power.

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May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Time: The Return

A screening of the new documentary, The Return. The Return follows four young women who face the unique challenge of trying to create an identity in a vacuum, with little knowledge of their heritage. The Return depicts their valiant efforts at creating a new, authentic Jewish community in a country still regarded in the U.S. as the “Jewish graveyard.”

TICKETS REQUIRED.

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AZJHS Book Presentation: "Waltzing with the Enemy"
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

AZJHS Book Presentation: "Waltzing with the Enemy"

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Special Book Presentation

Prof. Helen Mitsios
"Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust"
Filled with insight, tragedy, and humor, this dual memoir by Rasia, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (who survived the Holocaust on a false identity) and her daughter Helen, born in Montreal, Canada, examines the long-term implications of being a survivor of the Holocaust and the unique pressures and anxieties the children of survivors inherit form their parents.

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Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

Generations After Speaker Training: Session 2

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, BJE Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Generations After will be forming a Speakers Bureau comprised of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

Trained speakers will be dispatched to schools, universities, civic organizations, religious congregations, and other venues as requests for speakers are received.

Participation in both Speaker Training sessions is required to become a member of the GA Speakers Bureau.

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Sep
7
9:30 AM09:30

Generations After Speaker Training: Session 1

  • Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, BJE Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Generations After will be forming a Speakers Bureau comprised of children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

Trained speakers will be dispatched to schools, universities, civic organizations, religious congregations, and other venues as requests for speakers are received.

Participation in both Speaker Training sessions is required to become a member of the GA Speakers Bureau.

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