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March 01, 1996 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-03-01

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in March.



Story Time
with "Wild Thing"

Meet Dr. Russell A.
Barkley, Ph.D.

Saturday • March 9th • 11:00 AM
Roar into spring with the - Wild

Friday • March 8th • 2:00-3:00 PM
Parents—learn til(ire about ADI-11)

Thing - from \I:tut-ice Sendak's It her e
the U i/cl lbiligs:liv! This lovahle
giant creature \\;iI be on hand to
, hare some childrens stories—and
some milk and cookies.

when Dr. Russell liarklev. PhD..
discusses and signs copies of lithiri‘.;
Cbargerf.f/Y-M: The Compleie
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for Women

FIYIX"Cliv itY l ) isorder.

Picture Taking and
Story Time
with Clifford
the Big Red Dog

Wednesday • March 20th
7:30 PM
Financial advi s er Pam Opperer and

associate realtor \larilyn Chicorel
Megdell will offer ;idvice for recently
clivorced women and guide us
dirough the finance section to help
Dick out the most beneficial hooks
for women.

Monday • March 11th • 11:00 AM
Tuesday • March 12th • 7:00 PM

During our special story times. kids
can get their pictures taken with
th e most lovable dog on earth.

Afterward. we'll read some of his
incredible tales guaranteed to tickle

Meet Author
Georgia Heard

Passover Seminar with
Rabbi Joshua Bennett

Friday • March 22nd
7:00-8:00 PM
Learn how to write more effectively

Thursdays • March 14th, 21st and
28th • 7:00 PM

and for greater personal growth with
Georgia Heard! Shell he here to sign
and discuss her book II ,iii,,,
Toward Honic, an indispensahle
guide to developing your craft as a

writer by taking risks and finding
your own voice.

Discover the meaning behind the
four questicins. the four cups of
wine. Elijah the Prophet and noire in
discussions of the Haggadah xvith
Rabhi .k)shua Bennett. \Vine and
cheese will he served.

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A one-of-a-kind Haggadah

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not dry, but with an alien connection.



orget everything you ever
imagined about a Hag-
gadah. You are about to
witness something com-
pletely different.
A cheerleader holds a flag with
a red letter "C.” (Get it? Red Sea.)
A pooch named Poody gives up
his regular chow at Pesach (dog
food, of course, contains grain, or

A little girl named Bitsy has a
new toothbrush just for Pesach.
It's all in The Doodled Fain-
ily Haggadah (Atara Publish-
ing), by an Israeli artist who —
in the tradition of Madonna and
Cher, Wonder-Bra spokesman
"Madison" and that guy who used
to be called Prince (or is he back
to being Prince again?) — goes
simply by the name "Reudor."
The Doodled Family Hag-
gadah "isn't as dry as matzah,"
the book jacket promises. "It's not
boring like the ones without pic-
tures the adults made us use
every year." And, "it's the same
Haggadah they use on Mars."
How can you resist?
It certainly is entertaining, fea-
turing not only the complete tra-
ditional text (and an English
translation) but cartoon charac-
ters named Mordy and D'vorah
Doodle, Bubbe Doodleman and
Trudy and Dody. You can learn
about a Pesach wrug-O-War" and
Shabbat Hagadol (the Sabbath
just before Pesach), a special hol-
iday fund for the poor and differ-
ent Pesach traditions around the
OK, it can be a little silly at
times ("Free + Dumb = Free-
dom"), but when you're still up at
3 a.m. the second seder, a good
laugh might be just what you
ilmar and Odette lived in
Germany. Both had a Jew-
ish parent, but were raised
by gentiles. Both came into
adulthood as Hitler came to pow-
But here is where the similar-
ity ends, and a remarkable story
Hilmar and Odette (Mc-
Clelland & Stewart Inc.) is the
true tale of two of author Eric
Koch's lost family members, a
kind of detective story/family his-
tory that makes for unforgettable
Odette Koch was an elegant
woman, blonde, with slightly pro-
nounced teeth. She had no idea
she had Jewish ancestry.
Harms Arens was a Nazi —
and an active one at that. When
he met Odette, he was working
for the Nazi paper Volkische
Beobacheter. A Jew, he said, was




U Must C This

"the eternal parasite
and homeless master of lies."
The two would later marry,
and Odette become a constant fix-
ture at Hanes' side as the two
moved up the Nazi political and
social ladder in Berlin.
Robert-Hilmar Netter was a
devoted son, an articulate and
passionate man who bore a re-.
semblance to actor Laurence
Olivier, with dark hair.
Frau Wailke was his adoptive
mother. When the Nazis came to
power, she turned her son in.
Hilmar died in Auschwitz.
A Red Cross nurse in 1945 vis-
ited Mauthausen, where Hilmar
was imprisoned. She remem-
bered he wrote a letter to Frau
Wailke, and to his fiancee. Should
he survive, he said, he would like
to find his birth mother.
alkeh is a devoted moth-
er and wife, married to
Yoysef, a tailor. Their
lives are quiet and or-
dered and good.
But a revolution is coming, and
the Mandelkern family will soon
see everything they know and
hold dear turn upside down.
Malkeh and Her Children
(Ballantine) is a no-c, el of tradi-
tion and upheaval, by a woman
who remembers many true tales
that inspired her to write.
"I was raised on stories about
the hardships of life for poor Jews
in tsarist Russia and in the
America they came to as immi-
grants," Marjorie Edelson says.
"What impressed me about these
stories was the common thread
of family solidarity which, no
matter what the inner tension,
presented an impregnable front
to an indifferent or hostile world."
Malkeh and Her Children tells

of one such fam-
ily in a story that takes readers
from St. Petersburg and the Bol-
shevik Revolution to a war-torn
Moscow where Jews continue to
be feared, shunned and perse-
ew for young readers,
Hidden Music
(Atheneum), by Gloria Ka- (
men, is the story of Fanny
Mendelssohn — a 19th-century
composer and brother of the
famed Felix Mendelssohn.
Unlike Felix, however, Fanny
was limited — because she was
a woman. And for years her sto-
ry remained virtually untold.
In her book., Ms. Kamen writes
of the child prodigy who always
had to take a back seat to her
brother, of their relationship and
of Fanny's secret dreams.
New in paperback
Soumchi (Harvest/Harcourt
Brace), by Amos Oz, is the story
of an imaginative boy, a love let- ,
ter, a runaway dog, a lucky pen- (\
cil and a love poem. And that's
just the start. Soumchi is an 11-
year-old in British-occupied
Jerusalem. His remarkable ad-
venture begins when he trades
his bicycle for a train set.


Karski: How One Man Tried
To Stop the Holocaust (John Wi-
ley & Sons), by E. Thomas Wood
and Stanislav Jankowski, is the
story of a Polish Catholic who
struggled for two years to save
the lives of Jews in Nazi-occupied
Europe. The book tells of his es-
cape from a Soviet prison camp,
his torture at the hands of the
Nazis, his secret journey inside
the Warsaw Ghetto and his meet-
ing in 1943 with President
Franklin Roosevelt.


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