Last Wednesday I spoke with 130 seventh and eighth graders in St. Albans, Vermont. They had recently been studying the Holocaust and had already both read and watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and read The Diary of a Young Girl. I told them my mother’s story, using a PowerPoint presentation with a timeline … Continue reading This Is a Plan I Can Live With
I received a delightful postcard from Europe yesterday. One of my primary sources is a woman who, like my mother, was also in Westerbork as a child. She had previously written and thanked me for sending her a copy of Tutti's Promise. This time she was writing to tell me what she thought of it. … Continue reading Captured Time
Four years spent researching and writing Tutti's Promise One year spent editing and preparing the book for publication Two minutes to pitch it to the Jewish Book Council Yesterday afternoon I left my house and took a plane to Westchester, NY. It was one of Cape Air’s cozy Cessna 402s with room for nine passengers … Continue reading Five Years in Two Minutes
I went to two Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) events in April and I noticed that different communities handle this important day in different ways. Each has a different tone and audience but essentially accomplishes the same thing. I watched University of New Haven students do a short performance of Pavel Friedmann’s poem Butterfly. I … Continue reading Actions Speak Louder
Today (Tuesday April 25, 2017) I will be a guest on Vermont Public Radio on Vermont Edition. It is a special program for Yom HaShoah. I encourage everyone to listen at noon, but if you only have a few minutes I should be entering the conversation at about 12:25. Here is a link for people … Continue reading Radio Broadcast
I arrived at the Mandell JCC at 5pm with my husband. We brought all my books, posters, artifacts, etc. upstairs to the room where the launch was to take place in two hours. The room was hot. There were a lot of chairs. And I was nervous. We met Kathy, the coordinator for Voices of … Continue reading 3…2….1…Launch!
Here's the first newspaper article about Tutti's Promise and my upcoming launch in West Hartford, CT. It appears in the Connecticut Jewish Ledger March 29, 2017. Tutti’s Promise tells the story of the Holocaust through a child’s eyes By Stacey Dresner WEST HARTFORD – When K. Heidi Fishman was growing up in West Hartford her … Continue reading First Publicity