Three of the One Thousand Children to Speak at Nov.17th Event at the Bnai Brith Klutznick Museum in Washington DC #general
Iris Posner <posneri@...>
Hello. I thought folks in the DC area might have an interest in this event.
Title: America's Rescue of Children >from the Holocaust: Memories of
three Austrian Emigres
Description: An event celebrating the publication of "Don't Wave
Goodbye," the first anthology of memoirs of the only unaccompanied
children rescued >from the Holocaust by America. This event, co-sponsored
by the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum and the Austrian
Embassy is part of an area-wide program of cultural presentations
related to the contributions of Austrian Emigres to America. Among the
One Thousand Children were those of Austrian descent, three of whom will
discuss the influence and impact of their Austrian heritage.
Co-editors of Don't Wave Goodbye, Iris Posner and Philip Jason, will
discuss the history of the rescues, creation of the book, and be
available for book signings.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17, 2005 Noon to 2:30 PM
Location: B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum
1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036
Klutznick Museum: Amalia S. Levi, Curator email:
One Thousand Children, Inc. (OTC): Iris Posner, President
Fees/lunch: Attendance at the event is free. A kosher box-lunch may be
ordered for $12. prior to the event.
Richard Schifter was born in Vienna, Austria and came to the US to live
with relatives in NYC in 1938. He is the current chair the Board of
Directors of the American Jewish International Relations Institute and
was formerly the: Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and
Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. representative to the Geneva based UN Human
Rights Commission, deputy U.S. representative in the UN Security
Council, Special Assistant to the President on the staff of the National
Security Council and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State. Mr.
Schifter is also the recipient of Austria's Golden Honor Insignia with
Star. Mr. Schifter's remarks will include discussion of America's
relationship with Austria today.
Claire Leder was born in Vienna, Austria and in 1939 came to the US to
live with cousins in NYC. She is an accomplished painter whose work has
appeared in major museum shows and exhibits. Her commissioned work
includes the entrance lobby mural at Temple Beth Sholom in Queens, NY.
She holds a BA and MA in Fine Arts and has completed additional doctoral
level work. Ms. Leder has shared her knowledge and skills
as an artist with her many students in high schools throughout Queens.
Her art work today focuses on the evil that is prejudice and relates to
her experiences as a child in Austria and an American immigrant. Ms.
Leder's remarks will include discussion of the creation of these works.
Kurt Kleinmann was born in Vienna, Austria and arrived in the US in
1941. He was placed with a foster family in New Bedford, MA. Mr.
Kleinman holds a BS in Pharmacy >from the Rhode Island College of
Pharmacy and a MS in Pharmacy >from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He
was Director of Pharmacy at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx NY
for 29 years and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy
at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy of Long Island
University. He is the recipient of the Harvey A. K. Whitney Lecture
Award for outstanding contribution to the practice of pharmacy, an award
known as, "hospital pharmacists highest award."
Iris Posner is the president and co-founder of One Thousand Children,
Philip K. Jason is a widely published scholar and critic, and
anthologist. A University of Maryland Ph.D., since 1973 he has taught in
the English Department of the United States Naval Academy and currently
directs the writing program at the Naples Center facility of Florida
Gulf Coast University.
About One Thousand Children, Inc.(OTC): A nonprofit educational and
research organization whose mission it is to document the rescue,
resettlement and lives of the only unaccompanied children saved from
Nazi persecution by the United States, to honor their achievements and
the individuals, families and organizations which made their rescue
possible, and, to make this virtually unknown story of tragedy and
triumph part of the American historical record. Website: