01 Survivors and Volunteers
Honored at Annual Tea
A PUBLICATION OF THE
02 News & Events HOLOCAUST CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
04 Oral History Project
08 Exodus: Flight from Germany
HCNC’s New Exhibit
10 Of Interest
10 Remember HCNC in Your Will
11 Gifts and Donations
Survivors and Volunteers
Honored at Annual Tea
For thirty years Bay Area survivors and volunteers have energized the work of the
Holocaust Center of Northern California. On any given day survivors can be found
in classrooms within a 100 mile radius of HCNC, or at the Center, telling stories
of courage and survival to students who are eager to learn about the recent past
from eyewitnesses. Volunteers devote countless hours helping to record survivors’
stories and summarizing their interviews so they can be easily accessed in HCNC’s
library database by students and researchers.
The Center honored the contributions of survivors and volunteers with a tea at
Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo on September 7th. More than 75 survivors,
volunteers and their families were in attendance to share savory and sweet treats
and warm conversation. Attendees were treated to a special concert of Yiddish
songs performed by Cantor Sharon Bernstein of Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San
Francisco. Cantor Bernstein has a large repertory of Yiddish folk, show tune and
cabaret music. She is also a master at encouraging audience participation, and it
did not take long before the audience was singing along and clapping in time to
familiar Yiddish favorites.
The tea closed with an open-mike session during which the survivors shared expe-
riences from the past year. It was an opportunity for friends to catch up, as many
do not see each other as often as they would like. Each survivor and volunteer was From top: Gloria Lyon and HCNC Vice
presented with a memento as a small token of HCNC’s appreciation for their work President Miriam Zimmerman; Joe and
on the Center’s behalf. (Continued on page 6 ) Helen Farkas at the Annual Tea.
News & Events
WINTER/SPRING 2009 Rhona Edelbaum Sloan Elected President of the Holocaust Center
The Holocaust Center is pleased to announce the election of Rhona Edelbaum Sloan
as President of HCNC’s Board of Directors. Ms. Edelbaum Sloan is a graduate of
Book reading by author Suzanne Vromen:
Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian
Brown University and received her master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art
Nuns and their Daring Rescue of Young in London. She has served in a variety of lay leadership positions with Jewish Commu-
Jews from the Nazis nity Federation including Co-Chair of Jewish Community Federation’s Super Sunday;
its Community and Cultural Relations Sub-committee and Women’s Alliance; and
Vice-Chair of its Educating and Engaging Committee. She has been involved with the
West Coast American Friends of the Israel Museum for over ten years and she serves
“The Holocaust Effect in Contemporary Art”
on the Program Committee of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Ms. Edelbaum
JANUARY 27 Sloan recently completed a Wexner Fellowship, a comprehensive program of Jewish
International Holocaust learning and intensive leadership training open to a select group of American Jewish
Remembrance Day leaders. She is the principal of Rhona Edelbaum Fine Arts in San Francisco.
MARCH 2–MARCH 7
“I am thrilled to be working with all of the Board members,” said Ms. Edelbaum Sloan,
Contra Costa International
“and I am excited to bring new energy and ideas to the Center.”
Jewish Film Festival
APRIL 19 HCNC Fall Lecture and Film Series
Yom HaShoah This fall, HCNC proudly presented its third annual Fall Lecture and Film Series.
Each year, HCNC brings important lectures and films to interested members of our
community. This year’s calendar included:
Day of Learning
MAY 13 September 25 Mr. Rolf Schütte, Consul General of Germany, German Consulate of
Alfred Manovill Memorial Lecture San Francisco, presented a lecture entitled The Holocaust as a Determining Factor in
featuring author and scholar German-Jewish Relations Today. Based on his personal observations and research,
Saul Friedlander the lecture explored how the legacy of the Holocaust affects German citizens, as
well as Jewish communities in the United States, Israel and Germany.
Call 415.777.9060 or check our website
for more information about these events
October 30 Secret Courage—The Walter Suskind Story, a film about Walter Sus-
kind’s heroic efforts to save Jewish children in the Netherlands, was screened. Louis
Editors de Groot, a member of HCNC’s Survivors Speakers Bureau moderated a Q&A after
Judith Janec the film screening.
Leslie Kane November 20 Melanie Saxer Johnston, author of What My Father Saw, presented a
reading and talk. Using the photos that her father took at the liberation of Buchen-
wald, the author illustrated the lasting impact that this experience had on one man
and his daughter.
From left: Rhona Edelbaum Sloan, HCNC’s
new President, with Dora Sorell, a member
of the Survivors Speakers Bureau; Consul
General of Germany Rolf Schütte; Morgan
Blum, HCNC’s Director of Education
December 11 Co-sponsored with the Israel Center and Hadassah, HCNC screened
the film Watermarks, the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary
Jewish sports club, Hakoah Vienna. The documentary, produced in Israel, features
interviews with former swimmers who fled Austria before World War II broke out.
The HCNC Fall Lecture and Film Series is made possible by a grant from City Na-
HCNC’s Summer Interns
The Holocaust Center welcomed four interns this summer. Summer internships
provide an opportunity for high school and college students to learn about the
Holocaust while assisting in the important work that the Holocaust Center does.
Our 2008 interns were Catherine Coffman, a senior at Colby College; Lianna Louie,
a sophomore at Stanford University; Nadia Gardner, a junior at the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music; and Elizaveta Krasovitov, a senior at Raoul Wallenberg High
School in San Francisco.
This summer, interns contributed by assisting with the development of curriculum,
processing archival collections, viewing and cataloguing oral histories, and providing
support for cultural events and outreach.
Interns Visit the Jewish Home Top: Summer interns, left to right:
One such outreach event was a presentation at the Jewish Home of San Francisco. Lianne Louie, Catherine Coffman, Elizabeth
This visit was the result of a request by George Kimmerling, an attendee of this Krasovitov, Nadia Gardner
year’s Yom HaShoah commemoration. The commemoration included the screening Bottom: Director of Community Outreach
of two documentary travelogues filmed in 1938 in Warsaw and Lvov, Poland. Mr. Rachel Isquith at a visit to the Jewish Home.
Kimmerling’s mother, a resident at the Home, had lived in Lvov, and was not able
to attend. He asked if it would be possible for the documentaries to be shown to
interested residents of the Jewish Home.
Along with the four interns, Rachel Isquith, Director of Community Outreach, and
Leslie Kane, HCNC’s Executive Director, visited the Home on July 29th to screen
the documentaries. As a special treat, Nadia Gardner, this year’s Jewish Vocational
Service’s Kohn intern, an accomplished pianist, performed three musical selections
for the attendees—The Jewish Child, The Novaks from Prague, and Motele from the
Warsaw Ghetto. Forty residents of the Home attended the presentation and per-
formance. It was a privilege to be able to provide this cultural opportunity to these
important members of our community.
Morgan Blum Invited to Participate in Holocaust Memorialization Seminar
HCNC Director of Education Morgan Blum traveled to Poland in November to attend
a special seminar—“Holocaust Memorialization. Legacy of Auschwitz—World Cul-
tural Heritage.” Organized by the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and
the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the seminar focused on issues of Holocaust
memorialization specific to ministries of culture and Holocaust organizations from
around the world. Ms. Blum presented on behalf of the United States and discussed
Holocaust memory in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oral History Project
From Oral History Project Director, Anne Grenn Saldinger:
Ten Years of Memories, Ten Years of Progress
Ten years ago I stood at a crossroads. I had just finished my doctorate in psychology
which culminated in research about the significance of Holocaust testimony. I was
so moved by what it meant for survivors to tell their stories that I felt compelled to
take on the leadership of the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project. Ten years
later, after hundreds of interviews and a merger with HCNC, I feel gratified to have
had this opportunity.
It is a privilege and an honor to do this extraordinary work—to listen to individuals as
they share about their past and reflect on their experiences. The stories have stayed
with me, often with a searing intensity, and left me with indelible associations. Ulti-
mately, I have been instilled with a sense of gratitude and perspective on life, and
remain in awe of the resilience of the human spirit. Having been entrusted with these
memories, I feel I have a moral obligation to preserve them and to pass them on.
These ten years have seen the creation of an archive of the interviews and the devel-
opment of the technological tools to access them. The testimonies are preserved not
only as part of HCNC, but also at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The stories
of survivors and witnesses have been brought out of the archive into the hearts and
minds of students, educators, researchers and the general public. It is truly rewarding
to see the impact on hundreds of students who have interacted with these histories.
I see a future that expands and deepens our ability to educate a variety of people in
innovative ways through the use of the oral history collection.
Top: Anne Grenn Saldinger, Director of Oral
Although knowing and remembering the evil in history may not be enough to prevent History Project
a recurrence of genocide, I have to believe that keeping people of every generation Bottom: Roundtable presenters Jill Goodman,
informed is the best way to guard against it. These stories have an enduring power to Gail Gradowski, Anne Grenn Saldinger,
teach us and raise our awareness about the world we live in. The dialogue between Thomas Farrell, Debbie Kahn
survivors of the Holocaust and the next generation is complex and challenges the lim-
its of understanding. It is a shared task that connects us and creates a public memory
that holds our community together.
OHP Presents at Oral History Association Conference
HCNC’s Oral History Project (OHP), in conjunction with staff from Santa Clara Uni-
versity (SCU), presented a roundtable session at the 2008 annual conference of the
Oral History Association in Pittsburgh, PA.
The roundtable included Anne Grenn Saldinger and Debbie Kahn from HCNC and
Jill Goodman, Gail Gradowski, and Tom Farrell from SCU. The team presented
on the dynamic partnership between HCNC and SCU to digitize and make OHP’s
video oral histories available to students and educators through SCU’s library and
The conference provided OHP staff with an opportunity to attend sessions on new
ways to record, catalogue, and present OHP’s collection of testimonies, and to net-
work with others in the field.
Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship Save the Date—Day of Learning
HCNC is proud to announce the inauguration of the Manovill The 7th annual Day of Learning will be held on Sunday, April 26,
Holocaust History Fellowship (MHHF). Available only through 2009 at Mercy High School, San Francisco. An annual event,
the Holocaust Center, MHHF offers high school students a the Day of Learning is an opportunity for teens, educators and
unique opportunity to study the Holocaust at a college level. community members to participate in interactive workshops
The fellowship will enable students to draw connections to about the Holocaust, genocide, and their lessons.
other genocides and gain tools to become advocates for
building tolerance in the Bay Area. Call for Submissions: Morris Weiss Scholarship 2009
The Morris Weiss Scholarship is an annual scholarship open
The fellowship emphasizes experiential learning. Participants to 11th and 12th grade Bay Area students. The winning sub-
will hear from local Holocaust survivors, pursue research on a mission will receive a $1500 education scholarship to be used
topic of their choice, work in HCNC’s archives and take part toward the student’s post-secondary education.
in community events.
The theme this year is “Acts of Kindness.” When studying the
Each year, five fellows will be selected. Upon successful com- history of the Holocaust, one studies the atrocities: the Nurem-
pletion of the fellowship, students will be awarded 60 hours of berg Laws, Kristallnacht, ghettos, deportation, concentration
community service and a $500 stipend. and death camps, and the “choice-less choices” that people
were forced to make in the hopes of survival.
The Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship is generously under-
written by the Lilly Manovill Tauber Endrei Education Fund. The Holocaust brought out the worst in human beings, both
in perpetrators and those characterized as “bystanders.”
For more information about MHHF, visit www.hcnc.org/educa- However, there were people who did something. What these
tion/manovill.html or contact Morgan Blum at mblum@hcnc. people did ranged from such small acts as surreptitiously
org or 415.777.9060 ext. 203. passing an apple to a forced laborer as he was marched
through town, to the work of resistance fighters who risked
Shalhevet their lives to provide Jews with false papers, hiding Jewish
Shalhevet (“flame” in Hebrew) is a once-in-a-lifetime experi- children in homes, orphanages, and on farms. There are
ential learning opportunity for Bay Area Jewish teens (11th thousands of such people who helped and many are now
&12th grade). Inspired by the international March of the Living honored by Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’
program, Shalhevet is a way for local Jewish teens to partici- Remembrance Authority as a Righteous Among the Nations.
pate in a program tailored specifically to the educational and Their stories are catalogued on Yad Vashem’s website: http://
cultural environment of the Bay Area. www1.yadvashem.org/righteous_new/index.html.
Shalhevet includes a journey of Jewish history, beginning with This year, entrants for the Morris Weiss Scholarship are asked
the life of pre-WWII Polish Jewry through the Holocaust and to select a person named as a Righteous Among the Nations
the establishment of the State of Israel. The spring semes- by Yad Vashem and tell us their story and why you selected
ter course culminates in a two-week trip to Poland and Israel this person. In addition to what is provided by Yad Vashem
(March 16–30, 2009). Students will travel with a local Holocaust on their website, your paper should include independent pri-
survivor, rabbi and educators. mary research about the person selected, an examination of
their “Act of Kindness”, and a personal reflection as to why it
Shalhevet is a dynamic collaboration between HCNC and the touched you.
Bureau of Jewish Education.
For rules, see http://hcnc.org/scholarship.html. Submissions
For more information, contact Morgan Blum at mblum@hcnc. are due on Thursday, February 26, 2009.
org or 415.777.9060 ext. 203.
Survivors and Volunteers
Honored at Annual Tea
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Members of HCNC’s Survivors Speakers Bureau
visited the following 88 schools, congregations and
organizations during the school year 2007–2008,
reaching nearly 13,000 students:
2008 Day of Learning Encinal High School Oak Grove Middle School
A.P. Giannini Middle School Gateway High School Oakland High School
Adath Israel Glencoe High School Oakwood Country School
Alameda High School Gunn High School Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living
Archway School Harvest Park Middle School Rio Calaveras School
ARISE High School Hayward High School Youth Enrichment Program Sacred Heart Schools
Athenian School Herbert Hoover Middle School San Leandro High School
Bancroft Middle School International School of the Peninsula San Marin High School
Bellarmine College Prep International Studies Academy, SF San Ramon Valley Newcomer’s Club
Berkeley High School James Lick High School SF Hillel
Beth David Jewish High School James Logan High School Shannon Elementary School
Bishop O’Dowd High School John O’Connell High School Silver Creek High School
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Judah L. Magnes Museum Simpson University
Senior Adults Fellowship Katherine Delmar Burke School Skyline High School
Cesar Chavez Middle School Leadership Public Schools, Hayward St. Catherine of Siena
Chinese American International School Leadership Public Schools, Richmond St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School
Chinese Christian Schools Lick Wilmerding High School St. Nicholas School
City Arts & Tech High School Live Oak School Sunnyview Manor
Cogswell Polytechnical College Los Altos High School Taylor Middle School
Concord High School Maria Carrillo High School Terra Linda High School
Congregation B’nai Israel Marin County Jail Terra Nova High School
Congregation Emanu-El Marina High School The Seven Hills School
Congregation Sherith Israel McKinley Institute of Technology Unity High School
Dartmouth Middle School Mercy High School, SF University of California-Berkeley
Davidson Middle School Manovill Holocaust History Seminar Urban High School
Del Mar High School Military Entrance Processing Command, San Jose USF Law School
Delta Vista High School Monte Vista High School USHMM, Educator Conference
Discovery Charter School New Beginnings Academy, CommunityDay School Windsor High School
Eastside College Prep Newark Memorial High School Yosemite Park High School
This page, from left: Alicia Appleman-
Jurman; HCNC Director of Community
Outreach Rachel Isquith and George Heller
Opposite, from top: (left to right:) Clara
Montag, Nancy Shelton, Lenci Farkas,
Dora Sorell; Cantor Sharon Bernstein
Exodus: Flight from Germany
hcnc’s New Exhibit
After the Nazi rise to power in Germany in 1933, Jewish citizens found themselves in
peril. Assimilated into German society and in some cases from families that had lived
in Germany for centuries, German Jews were confronted with hostility, prejudice, and
persecution. Although ensuing years brought increased marginalization, many Jews
hoped for a better future.
Kristallnacht On November 8, 1938, a nationwide pogrom— Kristallnacht (The
Night of Broken Glass)—provided unshakeable evidence that Jewish property and
lives were in danger. Mobs of Nazi sympathizers, encouraged by Hitler’s government,
smashed windows, looted property, and burned stores and synagogues. Thousands
of Jewish men throughout Germany and Austria were arrested. Frightened and heart-
broken, Jewish families hurriedly made preparations to leave Nazi Germany.
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, HCNC’s newest exhibit
traces the exodus of German and Austrian Jews after Kristallnacht in November
1938. Using items from the HCNC Archives, the exhibit features original passports,
emigration papers, refugee identification cards and other documents to describe the
experience of Jews who fled Nazi Germany for safety in the United States, Palestine
and Shanghai, China.
The exhibit opened in late November 2008, and is available for viewing during
HCNC’s open hours: Monday–Thursday, from 10 am–5 pm. For more information,
please contact Archivist Judy Janec at 415.777.9060 ext. 206 or email@example.com.
HCNC Online Exhibits
In order to make items from the HCNC Archives more accessible to a wider audi-
ence, HCNC has introduced online exhibits to our website. The current exhibit—
Exodus: Flight from Nazi Germany—and the most recent exhibit—Letters: 1938-
1946—can now be viewed on the HCNC website. HCNC hopes to include online
audio and video exhibits in the near future, featuring items from the Oral History
Project archive. Visit www.hcnc.org/exhibits for more information.
HCNC exhibits are made possible through the generosity of the Laszlo N. Tauber
This page, top: One of many passports
featured in the exhibit; Resident certificate
issued in Shanghai, China.
This page, left: Jewish men arrested after
Kristallnacht in Baden Baden.
Opposite: This “good conduct” certificate
was required for emigration from Germany.
DONATING TO HCNC ARCHIVES The HCNC Archives collects rare and scarce books, Yizkor
In order to fulfill its mission of education, research and re- books, personal papers (correspondence, diaries, scrap-
membrance, the Holocaust Center of Northern California books, etc.), government records, pamphlets, broadsheets,
Archives accepts additions to its collections and holdings periodicals, journals, newsletters, photographs, artifacts
that document the events of the Holocaust. (clothing, banners, medals, personal effects) and Holocaust-
era ephemera. The Archives does not collect photocopies,
It is crucial to collect and maintain primary source material clippings, theses, term papers, or family genealogies that are
relating to the Holocaust. In addition to its historical and in- not part of a collection.
trinsic value, primary source material confirms and illustrates
the events of the Holocaust and is a valuable weapon in the For more information, contact Judy Janec at 415.777.9060
battle against Holocaust denial and revisionism. ext. 206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of Interest Remember hcnc in Your Will
Yad Vashem Names Recovery Project Creating a Legacy
Yad Vashem has issued a call to action to help register names The work of the Holocaust Center of Northern California is made
of Holocaust victims in their Shoah victims’ Name Database. possible by generous donors in the Bay Area and beyond. By
Since 1955, Yad Vashem has worked to fulfill its mandate to establishing a charitable gift annuity, you can provide current,
preserve the memory of the six million Jews who perished fixed income for yourself and if you desire, for your spouse
in the Holocaust by collecting their names, the ultimate rep- or other loved one and you will leave your mark on the Bay
resentation of a person’s identity. Millions of victims remain Area by providing for HCNC’s future work. You ensure a legacy
unidentified. Yad Vashem urgently calls upon Jewish com- beyond your own lifetime by supporting the Holocaust Center’s
munities to recover their names through a worldwide Names mission of preserving memory and teaching future generations
Recovery Project. about the consequences of hatred and indifference.
You can participate in registering names! If you are 65 years or older, you can establish a charitable gift
annuity. A charitable gift annuity may be established with cash,
- Visit Yad Vashem Names Recovery site at www1.yadvashem.
marketable securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) and certain
real estate or business interests. It provides:
you can download testimony sheets or submit a testimony
online. - An income tax deduction for the year it is established
- Contact HCNC, where blank testimony forms are available. - Guaranteed fixed payments
- Contact Rachel Kesselman at 415.449.1288 or rachelk@jfcs. - An endowment for the benefit of the Holocaust Center when
org, if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or know of the income is no longer payable to you
someone who might be able to identify victims.
The Holocaust Center works with the Jewish Community
For more information, visit www.hcnc.org/yadvashem.html or Endowment Fund to create charitable gift annuities. Make a
www.yadvashem.org. difference in the Bay Area by supporting HCNC’s mission to
remember and educate.
HCNC is now on Facebook
This Fall HCNC launched a new initiative to reach students, For more information about including the Holocaust Center in
educators, and community members through Facebook, a your estate plan or other ways of making a planned gift, contact
social utility website that connects people through a network Leslie Kane, Executive Director, at 415.777.9060 ext. 205 or
based on shared interests, location and background. Informa- email@example.com.
tion spreads virally through this network to reach people in a
different way than traditional outreach campaigns, at no cost.
HCNC is using Facebook to share information about our up-
coming programs with our Facebook fans, who then spread
the news to their friends. The Holocaust Center currently has
over 100 fans of our Facebook page. Look for us on Facebook
to see photos of recent events, discuss HCNC programs, and
share upcoming events online.
To visit HCNC on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com, sign GIVE HCNC YOUR ORAL HISTORY!
on as a member, and search for Holocaust Center of Northern Recording your oral history is one of the best ways to pre-
California. serve your stories. We believe that each personal testimony
will be a legacy to be appreciated and from which we can
learn. If you know a Holocaust survivor or witness, encourage
them to talk to us about the possibility of giving an interview.
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE TO HCNC!
Call 415.777.9060 or email the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Please contact the Oral History Project at 415.777.9060 ext.
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Gifts and Donations
The list below reflects donations TRIBUTE GIFTS Jon D. Shanser M.D. VOLUNTEERS
from June 16, 2008–October 31, Dianne and Michael Adler and Carol W. Shanser Warmest Thanks to Volunteers
2008. Thank you for your support In honor of Laura Duering In honor of Frank Mainzer
of the Holocaust Center of Northern Barbara Barer
Anonymous Susan Heller Somerville Iris Berets
California. We apologize for any
In honor of Ettie Wurtzel In honor of Mira Shelub, Dora Sorrell Joelle Brown
omissions. Please contact us if
there is an error so we can correct and Sara Levi Diana Blank
Valentina Liza Avrutin Sheila Flodberg
our records. Hurst and Noreen Sommer
In memory of Rita Adler Hilde Gattmann
In honor of Henry Sommer
DONORS Michael Baar, PhD
Anne M Stein Geri Kabak
In memory of George and Sylvia Baar
7th Avenue Presbyterian Church In memory of Egon B. Stein Virginia Kean
Martha and Michael Adler Ann and Irwin Bear Zohar Lahav
Edward Anders In honor of Steve Sloan William Strathmann Angie Michaelis
Arise High School and Rhona Edelbaum Sloan In honor of Ettie Wurtzel Jeff Moskovitz
Bancroft Middle School, Eva Orwin
Selma Blick Madelon van Lier
Student Body Fund Lily Robinson
In memory of Oswald Warren In memory of Dina Heijiman-Berets
Ralph and Lili Bien Len Rosenberg
and Mariana Sybilla Berets
Nordin and Donna Blacker Nancy Shelton
Leonie J. Darwin
Margot Braun Bruce Wasser and Fern Schumer Arthur Wachtel
In honor of Mrs. Lotte Wolf
Gail Brody In honor of River Joseph Wessels Francine Yellin
Richard and Sandra Cohen Louis and Barbara de Groot
Louis and Barbara de Groot In honor of Mr. Aaron Premselaar LIBRARY & ARCHIVES DONORS
Sadako T. De La Torre and family
Cantor Henry Drejer Nancy Bank
and Mrs. Miriam Drejer Ruth Deuel Morgan Blum
Ruth Eis In memory of Gaby and Pepi Zauderer James Costello
Sheila Flodberg Ken Fox
Walter Frank Harvey Gotliffe
In memory of Herta Drimmer
Lawrence and Harriet Fried Henry and Mary Hoexter
Karen Green Shelley Fernandez, Ph.D Bill Lowenberg
Milton and Constance Greenfield In memory of Simon Wiesenthal Barbara Orski
Carol Gutow Ralph Romberg
Evelyn Fielden Daniel Shiner
In memory of Lottie Kornfeld Elaine Silver
Katherine V. Hoenke
Jewish Community Federation Vera Szanto
Rossana and Harry Kennedy
John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation Alex Van Zyl
In memory of Alfred and Johanna Kahn
Leslie Kane Nina Youkelson
Jon Kaumheimer Andrew Kluger
Steven Jagoda In memory of Sidney Kluger VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS
Susan Julius Fern and William Lowenberg The HCNC Archives is a rich repository
Myron, Joanne, Allen & Hannah King In memory of Isadora Rosenbaum, of valuable Holocaust era documents in
Joel H. Kreisberg Jack Feder, Mrs. Epstein, Seymour many different languages. Without the
Warren G. Lefort Zoger; in honor of William Kessler work of volunteers who generously pro-
Harry and Gene Lewin vide their time and expertise, much of
Gary Liss Alice McDaniel
the collection would remain inaccessible
Bernice and Rudolf Moos In honor of the Morris Weiss
to HCNC’s English-speaking and read-
Dena Raffel Essay Contest
ing students, researchers and visitors.
Paul and Sheri Robbins HCNC would like to acknowledge the
Miller Creek Middle School
Isaiah Roter talents and commitment of its volunteer
In honor of Dora Sorrell
Paul Sade translators:
John Salz Linda S. Popofsky
Ariah and Pauline Schwartz In memory of Evalyn “Peachie” Kanter John Bass
Henry Small and Donald Rosenberg John Polt
Jennifer D. and Tony C. Smorgon
Sharon Solomon Bernice and Bert Rifas
Robert S. Sosnick In honor of Walter Grenn
Helga and Heinz Ross
In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Manny Hirschel
Norman and Karen Weiss Paula and Peter Schild
Tauba Weiss In memory of Manfred Schild
PROGRAMS STAFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS Hildegard Gattmann*
Survivors Speakers Bureau Executive Director President
Leslie Kane Rhona Edelbaum Sloan
Library & Archives Judy Lichtman
Director of Oral History Project Vice President William J. Lowenberg*
Oral History Project
Anne Grenn Saldinger, Ph.D. Anessa Karney-Goldstein Sherry Morse
Day of Learning
Director of Education Vice President George Prozan, M.D.
Manovill Holocaust Morgan N. Blum Lydia Shorenstein Gerald B. Rosenstein*
History Fellowship Steven H. Sloan, M.D.
Director of Community Outreach Vice President
Shalhevet Raymond Stern
Rachel M. Isquith Norman Weiss
Educator Workshops Archivist Vice President Ingrid D. Tauber, Ph.D.
Curriculum Judy Janec Miriam Zimmerman, Ed.D. Tauba Weiss*
Consulting & Materials Director of Digital Initiatives Treasurer Executive Director
Public Lectures & Debbie Kahn Frank Mainzer, M.D.* Leslie Kane
Cultural Programs Program Assistant Secretary Past Presidents
Jessica Minturn Linda Popofsky, Ph.D Steven H. Sloan, M.D.
Zachary Baker Mark I. Schickman
Riva Berelson Ingrid D. Tauber, Ph.D.
Diana Bergeson John F. Rothmann
Michael D. Black, M.D. Louis De Groot*
Robin Brasso M. Michael Thaler, M.D.*
Lonny Darwin Max R. Garcia*
Elliot Felson *Holocaust Survivor
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