Escaping to Palestine

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Escaping to Palestine

On September 1, 1939, German tanks rolled up into Poland.  World War II had begun.  At the time, Stephen Victor Kraus was 10 years old and lived in Warsaw.  His family decided to escape.  After an arduous journey through Romania, Turkey, and Yugoslavia they arrived in Palestine and safety.  At this event, Kraus will share his memories of a time of turmoil and survival and how he has come to terms with the past.

Map of Polish Collapse

Map of Polish Collapse

When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 5 – 7 pm

Where: UC San Diego Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

The Holocaust Living History Workshop is an outreach and education program sponsored by the UCSD Library and UCSD Judaic Studies Department.

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Library Cost Analysis Study

The UC San Diego Library is conducting a cost analysis of library use which may benefit the library’s budget.  Responses are anonymous and the  survey only runs 2 hours once per month from July 2012 through June 2013.

The web survey may pop up as users try to access online resources like databases, journals, e-books, etc.  The survey needs to be filled out before access to the resource is granted.

Troubleshooting tips:

For any technical problem (user trapped endlessly in survey, user completed survey but can’t access resource, user seeing survey after survey period, etc.) with the web survey, users can:

  • try a different machine or a different browser on the same computer
  • come to library and use one of our computers
  • try again after the survey period has ended

If the user would like to report a problem, please send the following information to ›librarysurvey@ucsd.edu.

  • Ask how user reached survey (which requested resource used).
  • ›Ask if completed required fields (classification & purpose of use).
  • ›Determine user location (in library, on-campus but not in library, off-campus).
  • ›If off-campus, ask if using proxy or VPN.
  • ›Ask for user’s operating system name & version
  • Ask for name & version of browser being used
  • Ask if user has enabled cookies

 

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Sam Horowitz: Hiding from the Nazis

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Sam Horowitz: Hiding from the Nazis

ghetto of lublin

Nazi Soldiers Discovering Jews Hiding in a Cellar

Sam Horowitz was born in Lopatyn, Poland, today Ukraine. When the Nazis came, he was among the many Jews herded into ghettos. About to be deported to a concentration camp, the family managed to escape. In the dead of night, they trekked back to their village where a Ukrainian farmer took them in. They remained in hiding until the end of the war. After several years in Vienna and Munich, Horowitz immigrated to the US.

Horowitz will share the story of his incredible escape. He will be introduced by UCSD history professor Deborah Hertz, a specialist in modern Jewish and German history.

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 5 – 7 pm

Where: UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

Melanesian Anthropology: Archival Perspectives

Join us for

MELANESIAN ANTHROPOLOGY: ARCHIVAL PERSPECTIVES

a Symposium celebrating the renaming of the Melanesian Archive

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 1-4 pm

Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego

Refreshments will be served.

Donald Tuzin with Arapesh people of Ilahita Village during his first fieldwork in Papua New Guinea in the early 1970s.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary and renaming of the Melanesian Archive:

The Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology

Panelists include:

Polly Wiessner (University of Utah)

Integrating Tradition and Transition: The Enga Take Anda, Papua New Guinea

 

Nancy Lutkehaus (University of Southern California)

“Anthropology in the Archives”:  Past, Present, Future

 

David Akin (Comparative Studies in Society and History)

Kwaio Piracy as Moral Instruction: Lessons from Archival and Oral History.

 

Related Exhibit In Geisel Library, May 1 – June 30

Island Arts: Images from the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology

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Sky of Red Poppies

Sky of Red Poppies

by Zohreh Gharemani

Join us for an author talk

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Refreshments will be served!

One of the 2012 One Book, One San Diego selections, this book is set against the backdrop of a politically divided 1960′s Iran under rule of the Shah.  Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be and, in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing.

Dr. Zohreh Ghahremani is a lifelong writer. She grew up in Iran, the daughter of a tribal man from Khorasan, Rafi Khan Khazai. She came to the United States with her husband, Gary Ghahremani, settling in Chicago. Ghahremani had a successful career in children’s dentistry and also taught at Northwestern University. Ghahremani, her husband and three children moved to San Diego when she decided to pursue her lifelong passion of writing. She publishes widely on the topics of bicultural identity, immigrant life, and modern parenthood. Ghahremani serves on the board of San Diego Writers Ink and is a member of the Association of Iranian-American Writers (AIAW). Sky of Red Poppies, based on a true story, is her first novel.

In a recent interview, One Book’s Linda Salem asked Zoe Ghahremani to talk about her characters and about her thoughts on poetry and writing. Via KPBS

One Book, One San Diego Discussion Guide

Sponsored by the Librarians Association of UCSD’s Committee on Diversity

 

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Tal Golan: The Politics of Memory

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Tal Golan:  The Politics of Memory

Tal Golan is a professor of history and son of a Holocaust survivor from Poland.  Yuzhek Goldberg (later Joseph Golan) grew up in the Polish town of Nowe Miastro and spent time in the Warsaw ghetto before going into hiding and later joining the partisans.  At war’s end, he immigrated to Palestine.  Goldberg was one of many Holocaust survivors who kept silent about their ordeal until late in life when he decided to commit his memories to paper.  In this talk, Tal Golan reflects on the politics of memory and the struggle common to many survivors to build a new, Israeli identity.

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 5 – 7 pm

Where: UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

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Michael Bart: The Partisans of Vilna

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Michael Bart: The Partisans of Vilna

Until Our Last Breath

To honor this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha-Shoah), Michael Bart shares the incredible story of his parents Zenia Lewinson and Leizer Bart who were both members of the Lithuanian partisan group “The Avengers.” Under the leadership of the Zionist Abba Kovner, they vowed to resist the Nazis “until our last breath” – the title of Bart’s award-winning book about the Vilna partisans. At this special event Bart relates the struggle of his parents and talks about his own ten-year-long journey to recover their history.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5 – 7 pm

Where: UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

Cesar Chavez 2012

Los Peregrinos: A photography exhibit

Photographer Ricardo Garcia-Trejo describes his exhibit:

On March 31st, 1994, approximately 85 United Farm Workers and their supporters gathered together at a site known as “Forty Acres,” just two miles west of Delano, CA. They christened themselves “Peregrinos” and donned wooden crosses with black ribbons around their necks. Then they began an arduous 330 mile pilgrimage over a twenty four day period, recreating the historic 1966 UFW march from Delano to Sacramento inaugurated by their recently deceased leader Cesar Chavez.

April 2 – 30
Geisel Library, 1st Floor, West Wing,  Collaborative Study Space (map)

For a recommended list of films related to Cesar Chavez, see libraries.ucsd.edu/locations/sshl/_files/pdf/chavez film list.pdf.

For more 2012 César E. Chávez events: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/chavez
Additional photographs on display at the Cross-cultural Center Art Gallery (2nd Floor, Price Center East)

Sponsors: UCSD Chicano/Latino Staff Association, César E. Chávez Planning Committee, and the Librarians’ Association of UCSD Committee on Diversity

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Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund and the Ghosts of Nuremberg

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund and the Ghosts of Nuremberg

The Nuremberg Legacy

San Diego Judge Norbert Ehrenfreund is a witness to history in two senses. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism, Ehrenfreund joined the U.S. Army and took part in the Allied reconquest of Western Europe under General Patton. After the war, he covered the Nuremberg war crimes trials as a reporter for Stars and Stripes, the army newspaper. His experiences in Nuremberg ultimately resulted in Ehrenfreund’s extraordinary 2007 book, The Nuremberg Legacy, written from his dual perspectives as an eyewitness to history and a Superior Court judge. Ehrenfreund will be introduced by UC San Diego historian Patrick Patterson, who teaches a course on international law, war crimes, and genocide.

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 5 – 7 pm

Where: UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

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German Tragedies

The Holocaust Living History Workshop presents:

German Tragedies: Robert Nichols Remembers

Gustav Landauer and Hedwig Lachmann

Gustav Landauer and Hedwig Lachmann


Robert Nicols, M.D., MPH, is the grandson of the German-Jewish anarchist leader Gustav Landauer who was murdered by Bavarian counter-revolutionaries in 1919 and of the poet and translator Hedwig Lachmann who died of influenza towards the end of the Great War.  In 1939 he and his family fled Nazi Germany.  At this special event, Nichols talks about the difficulties starting a new life on another continent and shares stories and pictures of his famous family.

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 5-7 pm

Where: UCSD Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Who: Free and Open to the Public – Refreshments Provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at hlhw@ucsd.edu or 858-534-7661.

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