Award for Restitution Story
Stolen Silver: Nazi Plunder and the Unfinished Quest for Restitution, a story I wrote for B’nai B’rith magazine about another kind of restitution, won the Simon Rockower “Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Enterprise or Investigative Reporting.”
The article is about the valiant efforts of Dr. Matthias Weniger, Curator and Head of Provenance Research at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, to restitute silver stolen by the Nazis from Jews in Germany and Austria in 1939. He has doggedly researched the fate of the former owners of these objects, and tracked down descendants and heirs.
For Dr. Weniger, the mission to return these silver items to the families has become personal. “It’s very late, but better to do this now than never,” he told me. “It’s been satisfying for me to do something to heal some wounds after such a long time.
Stolen Legacy in the Bahamas
My first post-Covid speaking engagement was at the invitation of Rabbi Sholom Bluming in the Bahamas. The Jewish community is growing there and it was a full house. Lots of interesting questions following the talk.
Stolen Legacy in China
Now translated into Mandarin and on sale across China!
Buy online here titled 失窃的遗
Zoominar with Moment magazine
Today, from the comfort of my own home, I gave a zoom talk for Moment magazine and then took questions from viewers.
You can see the full program here.
Keynote speaker at Hadassah
The Hadassah Dorot Bat Gurion Chapter held its 2019 fundraising luncheon at the magnificent Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
There were 130 Hadassah members who came to hear me talk in the swish dining hall – spot the chandeliers!!
These are certainly “Women who Do” – as the poster attached to the podium made clear. The event was to raise money for a pediatric unit at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem – a worthy cause for sure.