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Life reborn : Jewish displaced persons, 1945–1951 : conference proceedings, Washington, D.C. January 14–17, 2000

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Life reborn : Jewish displaced persons, 1945–1951 : conference proceedings, Washington, D.C. January 14–17, 2000
Call No: 940.5318 R81

Call Number940.5318 R81
Dates[2001]; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityedited with an introduction by Menachem Z. Rosensaft ; preface by Irving Greenberg ; Romana Strochlitz Primus, conference chairperson ; Rositta Ehrlich Kenigsberg, chairperson, Second Generation Advisory Group.
Creators & ContributorsWiesel, Elie (contributor)
Rosensaft, Menachem Z. (editor)
Greenberg, Irving (contributor)
Primus, Romana Strochlitz (contributor)
Kenigsberg, Rositta Ehrlich (contributor)
Bloomfield, Sara J. (contributor)
Lerman, Miles (contributor)
Bauer, Yehuda (contributor)
Kolker, Jonathan W. (contributor)
Schneider, Michael (contributor)
Feder, Theodore D. (contributor)
Norich, Isaac (contributor)
Comet, Ted (contributor)
Anchor, Felicia Figlarz (contributor)
Gejdenson, Samuel (contributor)
Bloch, Sam E. (contributor)
Friedman, Herbert A. (contributor)
Friedlander, Henry (contributor)
Fogelman, Eva (contributor)
Meed, Benjamin (contributor)
Taube, Susan Strauss (contributor)
Porat, Dina (contributor)
Dinnerstein, Leonard (contributor)
Reilly, Joanne (contributor)
Engel, David Joshua (contributor)
Rosensaft, Jean Bloch (contributor)
Rosenbaum, Thane (contributor)
Teicholz-Guedalia, Debbie (contributor)
Schiller, Gary John (contributor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (contributor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Second Generation Advisory Group (contributor)
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (contributor)
Summary"On January 14–17, 2000, in Washington, D.C., Life Reborn, Jewish Displaced Persons, 1945–1951—a conference organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and its Second Generation Advisory Group in association with The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)—shed light on the Jewish DP camps and their unique place in contemporary history. The main purpose of the conference was to expand the historiographical boundaries of the Holocaust to incorporate what the survivors experienced and accomplished once they reclaimed control of their destinies." —Book jacket
ContentsPreface / Rabbi Irving Greenberg
Introduction / Menachem Z. Rosensaft
Foreword / Sara J. Bloomfield

Friday, January 14, 2000
  • Opening Session
    • Welcome / Rositta Ehrlich Kenigsberg
    • Opening Address / Miles Lerman
    • Response / Romana Strochlitz Primus
  • Framing the Conference
    • Overview / Romana Strochlitz Primus
    • The DP Legacy / Yehuda Bauer
Saturday, January 15, 2000
  • The Joint Distribution Committee in the DP Camps
  • Introductory Remarks / Jonathan W. Kolker
    • Tribute to Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz / Michael Schneider
    • Life in the DP Camps: The Special Role of the JDC / Ted Feder, Isaac Norich
    • Closing Remarks / Ted Comet
  • Second Generation Perspectives on the DP Years
    • Introductory Remarks / Felicia Figlarz Anchor
    • Choosing Life: Our Parents, Ourselves / Samuel Norich
    • The Challenge We Face Today / Congressman Sam Gejdenson
Sunday, January 16, 2000
  • The DP Experience
    • Introductory Remarks / Romana Strochlitz Primus
    • A Holocaust Survivor's Perspective / Sam E. Bloch
    • A Military Chaplain's Perspective / Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman
    • Historical Issues / Henry Friedlander
    • Remembrance
    • My Father: A Model for Empowerment / Menachem Z. Rosensaft
    • Introduction of Elie Wiesel / Menachem Z. Rosensaft
    • Keynote Address / Elie Wiesel
  • Coping With the Psychological Aftermath of Survival and Extreme Trauma / Eva Fogelman
  • L'Chaim—To Life!
    • Dedication / Rositta Ehrlich Kenigsberg
    • Response / Benjamin Meed
    • DP Camp Ziegenhain / Susan Strauss Taube
Monday, January 17, 2000
  • Allied Policy Toward the DPs
    • Introductory Remarks / Dina Porat
    • American Policy / Leonard Dinnerstein
    • British Policy / Jo Reilly
    • Soviet Policy / David Engel
  • Responding to Our Legacy
    • Overview / Jean Bloch Rosensaft
    • Second Generation Perspectives / Thane Rosenbaum, Debbie Teicholz-Guedalia, Gary John Schiller
  • Conference Adjournment / Romana Strochlitz Primus
Glossary of Hebrew, Yiddish, and German Terms
Selected Bibliography
Map of Major Jewish DP Camps and Assembly Centers, 1945–46
Conference Program
Life Reborn Steering Committee
Second Generation Advisory Group
Donors to the Life Reborn Conference
Physical Description 164 pages : map ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWashington, DC : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Notes
  • "A project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and its Second Generation Advisory Group in association with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee" —Title page
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 141–145)