THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Major Speakers Set for Annual Jewish Book Fair
At 1 p.m. Nov. 13, the Hagana underground. He
speaker for the Jewish Book also saw active service in
Fair at the Jewish Commu- the Israeli War of Indepen-
nity Center will be Michael dence and the Sinai Cam-
Stanislawski, author of paign.
He won the Israel Prize
"Tsar Nicholas I and The
Jews." His appearance will for poetry in 1982.
Besides his poetry,
be co-sponsored by Yiddish
Committee of the Center, Amichai's other writings
Sholem Aleichem Institute, include a play, "A Journey
Jewish Publication Society, to Nineveh," and a radio
and Workmen's Circle. His play, "Bells and Trains."
topic will be "Jewish Life in His first novel, "Not of This
Eastern Europe, Myth and Time — Not of This Place,"
appeared in the U.S. in
Stanislawski was born in 1964. His newest book is
Montreal and was educated entitled "Great Tranquil-
at Harvard University, ity."
His appearance will be
where he received his PhD
in 1979. He is currently pro- co-sponsored by Israeli
fessor of East European Community of Detroit and
Jewish history at Columbia the Israel Information and
University. He is fluent in Resource Center.
Robert Slater will discuss
Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian,
French, German, Polish, "Sports and Politics" at
and Ukrainian and his Book Book Fair 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at
Fair talk will be in Yiddish. "Men's Club Night."
Slater, born in the U.S.
"Tsar Nicholas I and the
Jews" describes an impor- in 1943, holds a BA in
tant turning point in mod- political science from the
ern Jewish history, the University of Pennsyl-
transformation of Jewish vania and an MS in inter-
society that took place in national relations from
Russia under the reign of the London School of
Nicholas I (1825-1855). Economics. Immediately
During this period the Jews before moving to Israel in
were thrust from their insu- 1971, he worked as
lar existence on the margins bureau manager for
of society into the United Press Interna-
maelstrom of Russian life tional in the State House,
and politics, a situation Trenton, N.J. In Israel, he
from which, as the author has worked for UPI, for
concludes, "they have yet to which he served as
Amos Oz, author of "In dent (1973-1974); News-
the Land of Israel," will week (1975); and Time
speak at 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Magazine, with which he
His appearance will be has been associated since
co-sponsored by Bnai 1976.
Slater, author of the
Brith Men's and Women's
Anti- highly-acclaimed "Golda:
Defamation League and The Uncrowned Queen of
the Detroit Zionist Fed- Israel" and "Rabin of Is-
eration. His talk is rael," presents intriguing
portraits of the greatest
entitled "Israel Today."
Notebook in hand, Oz Jewish sports figures of the
traveled throughout Israel, past two centuries in his
Judea and Samaria to talk latest book, "Great Jews in
with workers, soldiers, reli- Sports."
Included among these
pioneers, new immigrants, outstanding Jewish
desperate Arabs, young athletes are many who have
fanatics, dreamers, and achieved celebrity status:
visionaries. He asked them Mark Spitz, whose swim-
where Israel had come from, ming performances at the
where it was now, where it 1972 Olympic Games
was headed. earned him seven Olympic
What he heard is recorded gold medals; Sandy Koufax,
alongside Oz's keen descrip- the gutsy lefthander for the
tions. Oz tells the truth as Dodgers who pitched four
he sees it and as others see no-hit games and became
it, with courage and brutal the youngest player ever to
frankness. be admitted to the Baseball
Oz was born in Jerusalem Hall of Fame; Hank Green-
in 1939. At the age of 14 he berg, star of the Tigers in
joined Kibutz Hulda, where the 1930s and 1940s, who
he lives to this day as a was among the great home-
teacher and writer. run hitters of all time; and
During the 1967 and 1973 Sid Luckman, the great
wars, Oz fought in the Sinai 1940s pro football quarter-
Desert and on the Golan back who in his day was
Heights. Since that time he considered the best long-
has participated in various range passer.
Gloria Kurian Broder and
efforts seeking reconcilia-
tion with the Arabs. He is Bill Broder, authors of
one of the leaders of the "Remember This Time,"
will be the Book Fair speak-
Peace Now movement.
Israel's leading poet, ers 10 a.m. Nov. 14 (Sister-
Yehuda Amichai, will hood Day). Their topic will
conduct a poetry reading be "Reliving Our History."
"Remember This Time"
in Hebrew at 3 p.m. Nov.
13. He was born in portrays the story of the
Wurzburg, Germany and Chodorov family from 1914
emigrated with his par- to 1919. At the center of the
ents to Palestine in 1936. story is Kala, a patriotic and
He served in the British spirited 16-year-old in 1914.
army in World War II and, As the war escalates and the
afterward, in the Palmach Russians enforce their
the scorched earth policy, Ka-
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la's grueling journey, her
love affair and marriage to a
young revolutionary, their
life in Moscow as civil war
erupts, and their eventual
return to Lyesk, when the
town is ruled and victimized
successfully by the Ger-
mans, the Poles, the Bol-
sheviks, and, once again,
Throughout, the fami-
ly's loyalties are tested
and the Chodorovs ulti-
mately epitomize the de-
lemma of a world split
apart by rival ethnic and
national claims, repre-
senting that generation
of immigrants who came
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ties full of dreams and
BRODERS STANISLAWSKI •
Raised as first and second
generation Americans in
Detroit, the Broders, who
have been married 26 years,
wrote this work together
out of curiosity about the
history of their families in
the Old Country. Although
"Remember This Time" is
fiction, the facts and texture
of the novel are drawn from
the recollections of their
parents, aunts, uncles and
cousins, as well as from the
research facilities of the lib-
raries at the University of
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