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Stories Survive: David Wiener

Museum of Jewish Heritage

David Wiener was born on May 30, 1926, in Lodz, Poland, one of Moshe Chaim and Hannah Sur Wiener’s nine children. When he was thirteen, David escaped alone from Lodz, which had been turned into a ghetto in February 1940. During the war, David survived slave labor camps, prison, and Auschwitz. His parents and all […]

$10

Tablet Presents: Bernard-Henri Lévy and Natan Sharansky – “Freedom and Tyranny”

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Two of the greatest Jewish voices of the past half-century appear on stage together for the first time in what promises to be a significant public intellectual event. French philosopher, essayist, playwright, and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy joins heroic former Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan Sharansky to address and debate the most urgent questions of our […]

$75

The American Way: A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Family lore had it that author Bonnie Siegler’s grandfather Jules crossed paths with Marilyn Monroe in Midtown Manhattan late one night in 1954, her white dress flying up around her as she filmed a scene for The Seven Year Itch. Siegler wasn’t sure she quite believed her grandfather’s story…until, cleaning out his apartment, she found […]

$10

The Voices of the Second Generation: Children of Survivors Writing Their Stories

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Many in the second generation have chosen to write about their experiences as the children of Holocaust survivors. The products of these efforts take many different forms, from personal recollections to nonfiction and academic books. This program will explore the different processes 2G writers take to create their works. Dr. Irit Felsen, a clinical psychologist […]

$10

Arthur Miller: American Witness

Museum of Jewish Heritage

In the new book Arthur Miller: American Witness from Yale’s Jewish Lives series, distinguished theater critic John Lahr brings a unique perspective to the life of Arthur Miller, the playwright who almost singlehandedly brought twentieth century American theater to a new level of cultural sophistication. Organized around the fault lines of Miller’s life and concentrating […]

$10

The Matzo Ball Diaries

Museum of Jewish Heritage

In The Matzo Ball Diaries, professional and lay writers reveal funny, poignant, and pivotal moments that reveal the power of food to heal – or destroy. One young woman in Iran learns what plucking chickens has in common with hair removal of a new bride. A boy decides to give up certain Jewish foods to […]

$18

The Rosenstrasse Protest: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Rosenstrasse Protest of 1943 was held against the incarceration and potential deportation of roughly 2,000 people who were arrested by the Gestapo on February 27, 1943. With their loved ones held at Rosenstraße 2-4 in Berlin, family members, many of whom were women, kept their protest going for a week until Nazi leader Joseph […]

$10