Three quick things:
- The Jewish Book Council has just announced its 2019 winners. I agree with some choices, like Michael Dobbs’s Unwanted and, of course, Lesléa Newman’s Gittel’s Journey. But another book that won I thought lacked any authenticity. Sigh. I assigned sections of Unwanted to my America and the Holocaust course that starts on Jan. 27.
- I’m cramming in as much genealogy and writing as I can before the semester starts. I came across some information late last night that gives me a glimmer of hope that my grandmother’s sister may have survived the Holocaust. It’s a long shot. I’ve reached out to her daughter through Facebook. I usually don’t get responses that way, but at least I’m trying.
- A few of us Jersey girls from Gratz College’s Holocaust & Genocide Studies programs will be heading over some Sunday soon, I hope, to see the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s “Auschwitz” exhibit. One of our classmates is a docent there.
Have a great week, everyone!