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Hiding in Holland — My Father’s Story

June 16

| free but registration required



On this Father’s Day program, Dr. Shulamit Reinharz tells her father’s story of resistance and survival during the Holocaust. Her stirring new book, Hiding in Holland: A Resistance Memoir, combines the voices of a father who survived the Holocaust and a daughter who explains the historical context of his experiences. Running through the story is a commitment to resistance, from the father’s religious youth in Germany to his embrace of Labor Zionism, his incarceration in Buchenwald and his flight to freedom in Holland. This uplifting story of hope will focus not only on history but also on life lessons passed from one generation to the next.




Screenshot 2023-09-14 at 1.03.00 PMDr. Shulamit Reinharz is the Jacob Potofsky Professor Emerita of Sociology at Brandeis University. While at Brandeis, she created a graduate program in Women’s Studies as well as the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for the study of the intersection between Jews and gender. She was born in Amsterdam and grew up in the United States with intermittent stays in Israel. She is the author or editor of sixteen books, including the recent 100 Jewish Brides: Stories from Around the World and the forthcoming Hiding in Holland: A Resistance Memoir in Four Hands. She has participated in numerous programs of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.

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Dr. Jud Newborn (moderator) was the Founding Historian of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage and is co-author of the acclaimed Sophie Scholl and the White Rose. A dramatic multimedia lecturer, he has spoken throughout North America, at the UN and worldwide. He was awarded his PhD with Distinction by the University of Chicago following three years of adventurous fieldwork as a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, including hunting down former SS officers and working undercover during communist martial law in Poland. He was honored with the Anne Frank Center’s prestigious “Spirit of Anne Frank Award” and is the Emmy Award-winning Producer of Special Programs for Long Island’s Cinema Arts Centre.


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June 16
free but registration required
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