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Hiding in Holland — My Father’s Story

Hosted By: Sousa Mendes Foundation

On this Father’s Day program, Dr. Shulamit Reinharz shares her father’s story of resistance and survival during the Holocaust. Her new book, “Hiding in Holland: A Resistance Memoir,” combines her father’s firsthand accounts with her explanations of the historical context. The story highlights a commitment to resistance, covering his religious youth in Germany, embrace of Labor Zionism, incarceration in Buchenwald, and flight to freedom in Holland, offering both historical insights and life lessons passed from one generation to the next.

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Dr. Shulamit Reinharz

Dr. Shulamit Reinharz was born in Amsterdam and grew up in the United States with long stays in Israel. She earned her B.A. from Barnard College and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University, both in sociology. She is the author of thirteen books, including American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise (Brandeis, 2005); Observing the Observer (Oxford, 2011); and One Hundred Years of Kibbutz Life (Transaction, 2011) and is completing Surviving Holland, 1939-1947, a book about her father’s Holocaust experience. In 2017, she retired from Brandeis and became Professor Emerita. She is a sought after speaker and interviewer and has participated in several Sunday programs of the Sousa Mendes Foundation.
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Sousa Mendes Foundation

Founded in 2010, the Sousa Mendes Foundation is dedicated to honoring the memory of the Holocaust rescuer Aristides de Sousa Mendes and to educating the world about his good work.
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