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Sunday, February 17 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
A Teenage Girl's Holocaust Memoirs

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As a teenager, Fanya Heller spent 2½ years hidden beneath a chicken coop with her parents and brother. Only through the kindness of a Polish peasant did she and her family survive the Holocaust. In this conversation with journalist Nadine Epstein, Fanya will share personal reflection on her experiences and how they have influenced her decision to dedicate her life to sharing a message of tolerance and hope. She will also entertain questions about her film, Teenage Witness: The Fanya Heller Story (being shown at 1pm today).

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Nadine Epstein

Nadine Epstein is the editor and publisher of Moment Magazine and founder and executive director of the Center for Creative Change. A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers and other publications. She has co-written three books, contributed to anthology collections and co-written a documentary film. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and was a University fellow in... Read More →
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Fanya Gottesfeld Heller

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller was born in a small Ukrainian village. She and her family hid from the Nazis for two years with the help of righteous gentiles. Her book, Love in a World of Sorrow, documents her wartime existence and complex relationships with her rescuers. A film version of her memoir, Teenage Witness: The Fanya Heller Story, has aired on PBS. Fanya serves on the boards of numerous institutions and charitable organizations. She has 3... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Woodbridge ballroom level