Aug 21, 2012 — Actor/writer Susan Stein combed through the diary and letters of Etty Hillesum, a Jewish student who lived in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of Holland during World War Two, and her one-woman play Etty is based on those diaries.
Stein will perform the play at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morristown on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Dana Fast (center) with her parents in Warsaw before the Nazi invasion (Photo provided)
Lake Clear, NY, Jan 12, 2012 — For years, Dana Fast from Lake Clear has been known in the Adirondacks as a master gardener and an active local volunteer. What few people know is that she grew up as a secular Jewish family in Warsaw, Poland. Her name was Lilka Miron. In 1939 she and her family were caught up in the German invasion and the Holocaust that followed.
They were forced into the infamous Warsaw ghetto and lived in hiding for years until Poland was liberated by the Soviet Union. Fast has written a new book about her harrowing experience called "My Nine Lives." She sat down to talk with Brian Mann, who has our profile. Go to full article
Deb Filler, whose one-woman show Filler Up is part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival
Jul 01, 2008 — Adirondack Theatre Festival's 14th season of theatre continues this week with Filler Up! A Survivor's guide to Jewish Mothers, Baking and Kneading. It's a one-woman show featuring Deb Filler, a New Zealand comic actor, who bakes challah bread live onstage. She spoke with Todd Moe about the show which she says has comic and poignant moments, and honest observations of her own life. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2008 — Julia Pascal is a director and playwright with her own production company, based in London. Her work deals primarily with the lives of Jewish women, particularly in relation to the Holocaust. But she's also written a documentary about Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre, and explored Black and Irish themes. She recently completed a film archive of interviews with close to 50 women Holocaust survivors and their daughters, entitled Jewish Mothers and Daughters. She's at St. Lawrence University this week and will give a public lecture tonight on this latest work. She spoke with Martha Foley. Go to full article