How could 212,000 of the 220,000 Jews in Lithuania have been slaughtered during the Holocaust when only 1,000 German troops and SS were stationed in the country? The answer: Nazi collaborators.
It’s a history that Lithuania and other countries have been eager to ignore, deny or dismiss out of hand.
Exposing that truth to force national reckonings is at the heart of the work of Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s chief Nazi hunter, and bestselling author Naomi Ragen’s new novel, The Enemy Beside Me.
Dr. Efraim Zuroff, a historian leading the efforts against Holocaust distortion, is the chief Nazi hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Director of the Center’s Eastern European Affairs and its Israel Office in Jerusalem.
Naomi Ragen is American-born novelist, playwright and journalist living in Israel. She is the author of the play Women’s Minyan, currently being performed at Israel’s National Theatre. She has written thirteen novels, including a number of international bestsellers. Her novel Jephte’s Daughter was listed among the 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers. She is a feminist Orthodox Jew and women’s rights activist and a beloved speaker at Temple Beth El.
$36 Priority Seating, includes a copy of The Enemy Beside Me by Naomi Ragen
$10 General Admission
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KRISTALLNACHT 85 – A series of programs commemorating the 85th anniversary of Kristallnacht – The Night of Broken Glass
In 1938 in Germany and parts of Austria, the Nazi Party carried out a pogrom that destroyed synagogues and Jewish-owned businesses, and saw Jews deported and killed.
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