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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-11-11

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16 Friday, November 11, 1983

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

32nd Annual Jewish Book Fair

The 32nd annual Book
Fair at the Jewish Commu-
nity Center will open 8 p.m.
Saturday with author
Stephen Birmingham.
Author of The Auerbach
Will," Birmingham will
lead off the eight-day series
of Book Fair events with
"Confessions of a Social His-
torian."
Some 24 authors will
cover a variety of topics at
Book Fair. Most events are
free, and all are open to the
public.
CHAYYM ZELDIS will
be the featured speaker at 1
p.m. Sunday.
Zeldis, author of "A For-
bidden Love," was born in
Buffalo, N.Y. in 1927. He

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attended the University of
Michigan on a creative writ-
ing scholarship for two
years, and while there, he
won an Avery Hopwood
Award in poetry. He worked
briefly at The Jewish News.
In 1948, during the War
of Independence, he settled
in Israel, where he lived on
kibutzim. Zeldis served in
the Israeli armed forces in
the Sinai Campaign of 1956.
He returned to the United
States in 1958 and was
graduated from the New
School for Social Research,
winning the John Day
Novel Award there.
The author of four prev-
ious novels, including "Gol-
gotha" and "Brothers," and
a volume of verse, "Seek
Haven," he is director of
public relations for
Women's American ORT.

JUDAH STAMPFER

will be the Book Fair
speaker at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Born in Jerusalem, the
grandson of the chief rabbi,
Stampfer was a Hillel direc-
tor at Harvard and Bran-
deis. Currently a professor
of English at State Univer-
sity of New York at Stony
Brook he is the author of
"Sol Meyers: Jerusalem Has
Many Faces" and three
other books.
His "Father and Chil-
dren" is a novel written as a
chronicle, a portrayal of
Jewish life on both sides of
the Atlantic through the
19th and early 20th Cen-
turies.
Co-sponsored by the De-
partment of Michigan,
Jewish War Veterans of the
U.S.A., Department of
Michigan Ladies Auxiliary
and American Jewish Con-
gress, Stampfer will be
speaking on "From the

ALLON SCHOENER

Word to Talk: The De-
velopment of American
Jewish Fiction."

ALLON SCHOENER,

author of "The American
Jewish Album," will speak
at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20. His
appearance will be co-
sponsored by Jewish Par-
ents Institute and Jewish
Historical Society of Michi-
gan. His talk is entitled "In-
timate Portraits of the
Jewish Experience," an
illustrated lecture.
"The American Jewish
Album" recounts the
growth of the Jewish com-
munity in the United
States.
This lavishly illustrated
narrative provides an his-
torical odyssey of American
Jewish life from 1654,
when 23 Spanish and Por-
tuguese colonists sought
refuge in New Amsterdam,
to the present decade.

MICHAEL KOREN-
BLIT, as a boy in Okla-

homa, didn't question his
parents about the tattoos
on their forearms, and
they never volunteered in-
formation about what hap-
pened during the war. In

1980, prompted by his wife,
Korenblit initiated a
dialogue with them about
their experiences in the
Holocaust and promised to
record their stories. His de-
termination intensified
when the Institute for His-
torical Review attempted to
deny that the Holocaust had
occurred.
As the writing pro-
gressed, Michael convinced
his parents, who had not left
the United States since
their emigration, to accom-
pany him on research trips
to Israel and Europe. They
returned to the village of
Hrubieszow where Meyer
and Manya had met, fallen
in love and 'said goodbye,
forever, to their families. At
Dachau and other concen-
tration camps they faced the
barbed wire and relived the
horror of incarceration.
On their second visit to
Israel, Manya contacted a
cousin who had been living
in Palestine before the war.
The cousin casually re-
marked that he had re-
ceived a letter, postmarked
Scotland, from Manya's
brother Chaim after the
war.
Manya was stunned' For
39 years she believed
Chaim had died in the gas
chambers at Auschwitz.
The Korenblits returned
immediately to America.
Several days later Michael
was at the British Embassy
in Washington pouring
frantically through tele-
phone books for the name
"Nagelsztajn." By the end of
the day he had located his
uncle in Newcastle,
England.
Korenblit will speak at
Book Fair at 1 p.m. Nov. 20.

(Continued on Page 17)

Book Fair Schedule

SATURDAY

8 p.m. — Stephen Birmingham will
speak on "Confessions of a Social
Historian."

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HOLIDAY HOURS
(Starting Nov. 25th)
Mon.-Fri.
10-8:45
Sat.
10-5:45
Sun.
12-4:45

26400 West Twelve Mile Road
in Southfield's Racquetime Mall
Northeast corner of 12 Mile & Northwestern Hwy.

IBY .rONE

RETAIL

1 p.m. — Chayym Zeldis will speak on
"Born and Reborn."
2 p.m. — David Barg will tell children's
stories and sing. There is a charge.
2 p.m. — Amos Oz will speak on "Israel
Today."
3 p.m. — Yehuda Amichai will read his
poetry in Hebrew.
8 p.m. — Robert Slater, "Sports and
Politics."

MONDAY - SISTERHOOD DAY

10 a.m. — Gloria Kurian and Bill
Broder, "Reliving Our History."
Noon — Luncheon, Reservation re-
quired; there is a charge.
1 p.m. — Dennis Prager, "From
Pharoah to "Anti-Zionism: The
Reason for the World's Greatest
Hatred."
8 p.m. — Dr. Roman Vishniac, "A World
to Remember" with slide presenta-
tion.

TUESDAY - HADASSAH
EDUCATION DAY

10 a.m. — Hoag Levins, "The Arab
Global Financial Offensive."
Noon — Luncheon. Reservation re-
quired; there is a charge.
1 p.m. — Julie Ellis, "The Jews of the
Far East."
8 p.m. — Dennis Jones and Brenda Les-
ley Segal, "Survival Then and
Now."

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. — Dan Kurzman, "The Prophet
and the Man."
Noon — Luncheon. Reservations re-
quired; there is a charge.
1 p.m. — Dr. Ruth Gruber, "War and
Peace, Life and Death: A Personal
History."
8 p.m. — Dr. Abram Sachar, "Is Suffer-
ance Still the Badge?"

THURSDAY

10 a.m. — Eugene Boe, "Shanghai:
World War II."
Noon — Luncheon. Reservations re-
quired; there is a charge.
1 p.m. — Norman Garbo, "Jewishness,
Communication and the Lone For-
tress."
8 p.m. — Judah Stampfer, "From the
Word to Talk: The Development of
American Jewish Fiction."

SATURDAY, NOV. 19

8 p.m. — English-Yiddish Theater with
Mike Burstyn. There is a charge.

SUNDAY, NOV. 20

10:30 a.m. — Allon Schoener, "Intimate
Portraits of the Jewish Experi-
ence."
1 p.m. — Michael Korenblit, "Mommy,
What Art Those Numbers on Your
Arm?"
2 p.m. — Howard Schwartz, "On Jewish
Fairy Tales."
3 p.m. — Rabbi Jack Riemer, "Windows
Into a People's Soul."
4 p.m. — Michael Stanislawski will
speak in Yiddish on "Jewish Life in
Eastern Europe: Myth and
Reality."

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