Hanna gave an Author Talk at the Student Center of Eastern CT State University, who is sponsoring the museum exhibit, “Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to High Fashion.” You can see the full presentation here.
It was a great afternoon at Temple B’nai Israel in Willimantic. The audience was so supportive and kept me at ease. I was introduced by an old (not that old) friend I knew from my childhood in Springfield, MA, Susan Meisler. My mother and I would stroll down Main Street when I was a kid and stop in at Susan’s parents’ children’s clothing store, appropriately called “Susan’s.” Thanks to Susan, Carol Kraus, Rav Jeremy and everyone at the Temple for the great planning and coordination of the event. It was a fine preview event for the upcoming museum exhibit, “Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to High Fashion” opening February 8, 2019 at the Windham Textile and History Museum.
My gratitude to the “Descendants of the Shoah” conference for having me as a guest author at their event last month. It was my pleasure to appear along with moderator, Pat Kazakoff, and to meet other authors, speakers, and attendees. Most of the attendees were offspring of Holocaust survivors and had inspiring stories to tell. For a first of its kind conference in New England, it set a high standard, which makes me look forward to future similar events!
Thanks to my friends Bob and Elaine Sandy, who hosted me in Providence, Rhode Island for my book talk with the Temple Beth-El Reading Circle. Book clubs are probably my most favorite venue to talk about my books. I know they have all read the chosen book and come with insightful questions and comments. Bob and I met when we were small children just before we boarded a ship to take us on our journey to America and we remain good friends today!