By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn
I was immensely gratified by the kind thoughts of TJP readers who either called or emailed me to welcome me back to the TJP fold. Thank you all for that.
The fact of the matter is, from my perspective, if one grew up in the Wisch family, one never really “leaves” the TJP. We may take a “voluntary sabbatical” from time to time; however, we seem to have printer’s ink in our veins, in addition to blood and the hereditary “nose” previously discussed.
Last week I reflected on a few personal experiences, and knew that my article was missing something important: A photograph of the Miami Holocaust Museum. My personal photographs were “lost” in my move from Carta Valley to a newer home north of Carta Valley. I contacted Sharon Horowitz, executive director of the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, who graciously provided me with some visual aides.
Holocaust Museum of Dallas
Our Dallas/Fort Worth community is fortunate to have a remarkable Holocaust Museum in downtown Dallas. I wanted to remind our readers that author Bryan Mark Rigg will be featured at 6:30 p.m., April 25 at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
Rigg, author of “Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military,” will talk about his time spent in Germany researching his book and the shocking revelations he uncovered.
Rigg spent years researching the book, canvassing Germany and interviewing countless individuals, ultimately accumulating more than 30,000 pages of records. Since then, he has produced a stunning work, uncovering stories and a history that few have heard.
Rigg received his B.A. with honors in history from Yale University in 1996. Yale awarded him the Henry Fellowship for graduate study at Cambridge University, where he received his M.A. in 1997 and Ph.D. in 2002. Currently professor of history at American Military University, he has served as a volunteer in the Israeli Army and as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
His research for this book has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and London Daily Telegraph. The thousands of pages of documents and oral testimonies he collected were purchased by the National Military Archive of Germany.
The Bryan Mark Rigg Collection is housed in the Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiburg, Germany. This work is the conclusion of a decade of Rigg’s research while a student at Yale and Cambridge. His book is the result of his efforts.
Rigg conducted groundbreaking research into the lives of the Jewish soldiers who served in Hitler’s armed forces.
For information, contact the Holocaust Museum at 214-741-7500.
Israel Bonds women’s brunch
On Sunday morning, April 14, an overwhelming crowd was treated to a topical and interactive program titled “A Front Row Seat: Business, Success, Family and Living Jewish,” which highlighted three exceptional Dallas businesswomen: Karen Katz, president/CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group; Frannie Gardner, adviser for Armor Wealth Management; and Susan Colin, owner of oysongs.com.
Alix Strauss, an award-winning author, satirist and media personality moderated the program.
Helene Herbstman, national women’s division chair, discussed the importance of investing in Israel and shared her excitement of the National Women’s Division Campaign. Chairing the event was Renee Stanley, long-time Israel Bond advocate and community leader.
We’ve heard that tremendous enthusiasm and energy was created at this re-launch of The Dallas Women’s Division of Israel Bonds.
Compassion Fatigue Syndrome explored at symposium
Sharyn Fein, marketing and staffing manager of Apple Care and Companion, a home-care agency, announced that its second annual “Compassion Fatigue Symposium 2013: Rekindle-Renew-Reconnect” will take place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church, 503 N. Central Expy. in Richardson.
Although the event is currently filled to capacity at 300-plus attendees, there may be some last-minute opportunities for attendance. Six Continuing Education Units will be given for all disciplines: nursing by H.I.S. Cornerstone’s Robyn Horn; social workers by TCU’s Harriet Cohen; LPCs by Susan Stacy of Helping our Helpers; and Completion Documents by Apple Care and Companion.
The purpose of the symposium is to basically educate “people on the things they don’t want to hear.” Fein said that as the baby boomers get older and their parents live longer, they wind up in a cycle of balancing their own aging with their parents’ needs.
This symposium will, perhaps, provide relief to professionals and caregivers, and help them learn to deal with the stresses of the challenges of balancing work, caregiving, raising families and maintaining good emotional and physical health and well-being.
For information, contact Sharyn at 469-619-5474, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genesis Women’s Shelter annual luncheon
The 20th annual Genesis luncheon will be held Thursday, May 2 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker. In addition, Baseball Hall of Famer and Texas legend Nolan Ryan is serving as honorary chair.
For information, contact Bianca Jackson, Genesis director of development, at 214-389-7703.