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SouthPark Magazine

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! Just yesterday, I was in SouthPark Magazine for an article they were doing for outstanding teens in Charlotte. I was chosen for my website and what I have done. Please visit the link, or in a week or so it should be in…

Writing a book

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is having a good summer. I have been offered to write a book about my grandfather’s journey. It is a children’s book that I am in the process of writing. My best friend, Chandler Whitefield, will be illustrating it for…

Butterfly Project

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! This past Sunday (May 1, 2011) I was in a play that retold the story of two Holocaust Survivors-Suly Chenkin and Irving Beinstock. We put on the performance twice and the first showing was right after the dedication of the Butterfly garden. At…

Book

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I hope everyone had a great spring break! I was asked by Deb Bowen to write a short book for children about my grandfather Bert. I am going to write about his survival and journey through the Holocaust. I am so excited to…

Submitted by Felice Cohen

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Excerpt from her memoir, “What Papa Told Me” about her grandfather’s life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Foreword “Feigela,” Papa’s eyes were moist as he spoke my Yiddish name. “I want you should write my story.” He was looking out a glassed-in porch, four…

March 13-ImaginOn

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! On March 13th, I was privileged enough to speak at ImaginOn for the second time. We saw “And Then They Came For Me”. This play was about two people who had met Anne Frank during the Holocaust. They told the story of how…

Update

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! I haven’t blogged in a while, but I have been involved very much still with my project. I will be speaking to a few schools very shortly, and I will be leading a discussion on the 16th. I am looking forward to inspiring…

Birthday!!!

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone!!! I have exams all next week, and have been studying so much. I will start to blog again after exams. Today is also my birthday, and I have had a great day! ~Elyse~

Echo Foundation Internship

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! I am applying to be an intern this summer at the Echo Foundation. I really hope that I get a chance to intern for them and work more with a project that relates to mine. I am very excited and hopeful that I…

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays to you all! Every year, my brother and I don’t receive gifts for Hanukkah. Instead, we go and we give to our community. In the past, we have given gift cards to the bell ringers, helped out at our neighbors church…

Butterfly Garden

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone! A few weeks ago, I spoke for the Butterfly Project. They were holding a fundraiser to get people to donate money for the new butterfly garden that will be opening in Shalom Park shortly. Below is the speech I gave. I encourage you…

Elie Wiesel

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey everyone! About two weeks ago, I went and heard Elie Wiesel speak. It was amazing! It was really interesting to hear him speak and to hear parts of his experience and survival through the Holocaust. The video they showed was very good. It showed…

Rosh Hashana

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Happy New Year! I wanted to wish everyone a Shana Tova! This year, we had a good friend of ours and also a Holocaust Survivor, Henry Hirschmann, come to our house for dinner. It was great! He told us very interesting stories and we had…

Echo Foundation

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! The Echo Foundation is having Professor Elie Wiesel come and speak September 21st. I was nominated by a high school teacher, to apply to go on stage and ask Elie Wiesel questions about his life, experience, etc. The Echo Foundation will choose 2…

ImaginOn

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone. On August 20th at 2 pm ImaginOn will be showing the movie Arms of Strangers. They have asked me to introduce the movie and to lead a discussion afterwards. I encourage everyone to come, and it is a free event. To find out…

Summer

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hi Everyone! Sorry it has been a while since I have written. I have been on vacation and very busy with camps etc. I recently was asked by a man named Volf Gruszki, to be an official advisor of the Shoah Project website. The website…

Henry Hirschmann

Posted by Elyse in Stories

Where and When were you born? I was born in a town outside Frankfort in Germany. How did you know you were going to have to leave your home? It was no longer safe for me to live there. Were you in a concentration camp?…

Submitted by Nathan Ingraham

Posted by Elyse in Stories

It was September, 1939. It was the Jewish High Holiday season. The place was the city Lvov in Poland. Nina was eighteen years old. Her parents were into business. She had just graduated from school and planned to go to medical school. But she painfully…

Reflection of what I have done

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! First off, I would like to tell you that I just recently spoke at Country Day School and Providence High School to the Tenth Grade Class about my Holocaust Project. I really enjoyed speaking to them and I hope they enjoyed my stories….

Websites Where My Project Ran

Posted by Elyse in Updates

Hey Everyone! These are some of the places where my project ran. I am continuing on in finding stories and I am sharing what I have learned and the stories with my community and people around me. ~Elyse~ www.charlotteobserver.com/479/story/161325.html – 56k – Cachedwww.newsobserver.com/105/story/1224331.html – 55k…

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