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NewsWorks Tonight

WHYY Dave Heller, of NPR affiliate station WHYY-FM, interviewed me ahead of my appearance at the Yom HaShoah program at Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Our conversation is here.

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The Quest to Remember

Noozhawk Journalist Jamie Stiehm has written an interesting column entitled Racing Against Time to Remember, Reclaim Pieces of the Holocaust. Her piece was also syndicated by Creators.com in The National Memo.

She so correctly encapsulates the urgency of the situation:

A desperate race against time is now, here in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and across the Jewish community. A race to save firsthand experiences, shards of the Shoah, in voice and memory. 

The last generation of Holocaust survivors are in their 80s and 90s, near the end. And what their eyes have seen when they were young is too important to lose to time. The Museum seeks to preserve their eyewitness remembrances and artifacts (such as uniforms, passports, letters) for its international archives.

And she goes on to quote me:  … a tape recorder can set the tone for a serious conversational focus on the past. Expect to hear things tumble out you’ve never heard before. It’s amazing what memories — and perhaps documents — you can find, Gold says. 

In the process of melting ice, you will hear “glorious snippets,” Gold declares. “Families should do that (interview.) They will regret it bitterly if they don’t. Then you’ve missed your chance.”

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum event

USHMMThe USHMM invited me to speak at an event on March 15 entitled Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice.

This program addressed the ongoing challenges of restitution and the resources available for people, like me, who want to research the fate of family members and construct legal cases.

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Standpoint Review

StandpointIn his Standpoint magazine review, entitled Holocaust Survivors Are still Waiting for Justice, Michael Pinto-Duchinsky says Stolen Legacy is riveting, humane and politically important.

Initially he had reservations about reading the book, arising from his disappointment at the derisory compensation given to former Nazi slave laborers in Auschwitz whose cause he had championed as their honorary academic adviser. Yet Dr Pinto-Duchinsky discovered that his hesitation had been misplaced …the book shows the exceptional determination, skill and luck needed by Jewish heirs in search of belated justice. 

And, encouragingly, he believes that stories such as mine appear … to be helping rather than hindering elderly survivors of the concentration and death camps and their families.  I do hope that is the case.

 

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Association of Jewish Refugees review

AJR-150x150“A determined struggle for justice” is the headline of a review in the February edition of the AJR Journal.  The article goes on to say: … the book covers far more than simply a legal battle. It is also a well researched history of an interesting family.  

The reviewer is kind enough to remark: Dina Gold is to be commended for her persistence and determination not only in fighting for the return of her family’s property but also in tracing the fate of her relations and exposing the misdeeds of apparently respectable organisations and individuals.

 

 

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Stolen Legacy is published by the American Bar Association and distributed by National Book Network.

Paperback: 328 pages   |   Language: English
ISBN: 978-1634254274
Includes book club discussion questions.