When history and religious background lead the intellectual way to drama and all the factors work perfectly—as they do in this fine play—all we have to do is sit back and let the characters take us where they must.
“It was really easy for me to imagine what it would be like for a young woman who wants to be an artist, who is watching her mother cavort with the world’s most famous artists, often talk all day about their art and then ignore her own creative production. So in that way, I identified very much with what that emotional neglect would feel like.” –Courtney Maum
Certainly Great Barrington can simultaneously recognize his flaws and faults while also finding ways to remember publicly, in a permanent way, his profound contributions to the struggle to push the United States to live up to its founding ideals, particularly regarding the plight of African-Americans.
In her letter to the editor, Joanne Rogovin writes: “An estimated 500 men, women and children filled the hill next to the GB shrubbery, protesting the separation and detention of children and families at the Mexican border.”
“Then God sent a hunter. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter.”
— Evangelist John Hagee, a guest of honor at the dedication of the American embassy in Jerusalem
In her letter to the editor, Leslie Ferris writes: “What has happened to our community? Why would the board of trustees of the Berkshire Museum agree and why would our laws allow them to sell the artistic heritage of the Berkshires?”
“Lady Bird” is the debut feature film by actress Greta Gerwig, known especially as the lead in Noah Baumbach’s recent films. It’s a girl’s coming-of-age movie, a genre as rare as hens’ teeth. Baumbach’s latest film, ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ was also featured in the festival.
Why is this night different from all other nights? This night is different because it lights my way, in sharp relief, to an understanding that the plague of inhumanity to others only breeds an inhumanity in our souls.
“I personally feel that the Holocaust must be told as history and not as interpretation. It was very real. The scars are very real. And it’s too close.”
— Laura Kruger, curator of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum
As part of his English studies in Vienna Harry’s English teacher gave him an American pen pal, Lillian Wolfram, a non-Jew, whose family in Glenside, Pennsylvania, offered to sponsor him if he could escape to America.
Dr. T wins the sleaze award. The shrink, announces he is moving out of the hotel. The building manager responds: “I’d never come to a stranger, sit in an office, talk about my problems. I was in Auschwitz. This is my number.” He raised his sleeve and showed his tattoo.
As a member of a generation filmmaker Sara Greenberg terms “the last living link to the survivors,” she feels strongly about her responsibility to relate her grandparents’ Holocaust experiences to the world and to future generations. Her film, “B-2247: A Granddaughter’s Understanding,” will be shown Sunday, April 12, at the Lenox Town Hall Auditorium.
Installment 10, the Penthouse: Leah scrutinized her face in the mirror. She didn’t look like either of her parents. Maybe she was born to one of those relatives who got gassed by Hitler. A refugee changeling. It probably wasn’t true, but she never felt part of her own family.