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Holocaust Education Week

 

 

 

 

 

For HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK, 2021, we have curated a group of video interviews from the Inspicio Arts archives with prominent Jewish writers, artists, museum and film festival directors,  who are connected to the Miami and South Florida areas.

Beginning March, 2020, the videos below were recorded via Zoom. Click on any video link (below the images). You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

A Video Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Spiegelman

 

New Yorker cartoonist ART SPIELGELMAN has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative “Maus“— which portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats.

 

 

 

Into the Deep with Author Patricia Posner

 

PATRICIA POSNER, author of “The Pharmacist of Auschwitz,” was born in London and spent half of her life in the U.K. and half in the U.S.A. Posner has always been greatly interested in the history surrounding World War II and the Holocaust. She has  long been been fascinated by the mostly untold story of Victor Capesius, an ethnic German from Romania who ended up as the chief pharmacist at Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration camp.

 

 

 

Murray Zimiles: The Holocaust and The Book of Fire

 

MURRAY ZIMILES is a painter, printmaker, curator, author, and educator.  In October 2014 and 2017,  he had major exhibitions of his Holocaust paintings, drawings, and prints at the Florida Holocaust Museum which recently acquired approximately 140 pictures executed from 1984-91.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Gelman: Keeping the Candles Lit

 

ELIZABETH GELMAN was named Executive Director of The Florida Holocaust Museum in January, 2013. Also a published author and playwright, Gelman is married to composer Tom Sivak and the mother of two daughters.

 

 

 

Joshua M. Greene: Author, Filmmaker, Speaker

 

JOSHUA M. GREENE is a lecturer on Holocaust history, an author who traces the lives of spiritual seekers, and an entertaining communicator. His most recent book is “UNSTOPPABLE: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend.”

 

 

 

Merle Saferstein:  Remarkable Educator + Journaler

 

As the director of educational outreach at the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center for twenty-six years, MERLE SAFERSTEIN worked closely with hundreds of Holocaust survivors helping them to pass along their Legacy of Remembrance to hundreds of thousands of students and teachers. She developed a course entitled Living and Leaving Your Legacy® and teaches and speaks to audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

 

 

Backstory: A Video Discussion with Gerald Posner – Investigative Journalist & Author

 

GERALD POSNER, a resident of Miami Beach, is an investigative journalist and the best-selling author of 14 books, including:  Mengele: The Complete Story, and Hitler’s Children:  Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders.

 

 

 

Bari Weiss: New York Times Editor / Writer + Author

 

BARI WEISS is an Op-Ed staff editor and writer for the New York Times. Ms. Weiss’s first book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” was published by Crown in September 2019.

 

 

 

Igor Shteyrenberg and the Miami Jewish Film Festival

 

IGOR SHTEYRENBERG is executive director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and is responsible for its overall programming and administration. Under his leadership, MJFF has seen a revitalization of its brand, an audience growth from 4,000 to over 30,000, and was recognized as “The Best Jewish Film Festival in the US” by “The Forward” and “The Best Film Festival in South Florida.”