The Valley News – Book Notes

May 5, 2017 By EmmaJean Holley

K. Heidi Fishman launched her historical novel, Tutti’s Promise, at Crossroads Academy on April 27. The book is based on the life of Fishman’s mother, who was a child in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam and survived the Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, along with her family.

“It just hit me like a ton of bricks one day that this has got to be written down. This history can’t be lost,” Fishman said in a phone interview this week.

Her initial proposal for Tutti’s Promise received the 2015 Joseph Zola Memorial Holocaust Educator Award from the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford.

Fishman, who lives in Norwich, is a retired psychologist who worked at Dartmouth before opening a private practice in Lebanon. More information about Tutti’s Promise can be found at