The stories of Sigmund and Anna Freud, Alfred Adler, Bruno Bettelheim, Abraham Maslow, the members of the Frankfurt School, even Dr. Ruth Westheimer….rarely are they presented in their proper historical and cultural context. This is an attempt to correct that and explain how psychology became what it is today.
Presented at the Ann Arbor JCC/JCS this historical overview is available for download and reference:
The Jewish Psychologists
Jews in America have always been at the forefront of social change. From Revolutionary War hero Haym Solomon to union activists, feminists and those fighting for our privacy, this is a history of those who raised their voices for social change. Please feel free to download a copy:
Voices for Social Justice Final
At the Yalta Conference and the Potsdam Conference, the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union decided the fate of post-war Europe. At Yalta, the euphemism “reparations in kind” was coined to mean forced labor, sometimes labor unto death, by German civilians and POWs. At Potsdam, “orderly and humane” deportations was the term used to mean the forced deportations of between 12 and 14 million ethnic Germans from their places of residence in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Poland. These deportations resulted in the deaths of at 500,000 (possibly up to 2 million) civilians.
This is the “other” Holocaust, one that has largely been forgotten.
The Other Holocaust
Originally presented May 7th, 2013, at the Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor 2013 Jewish Film Festival, accompanying the film “A.K.A. Doc Pomus.”Jews in Rock
Hannah Senesh was a poet, a playwright, a Zionist, a Jewish heroine and a martyr. May her name always be remembered and her light never extinguished.
This is the first of a series on Jewish Heroes and Heroines and as originally presented at the JCS of Ann Arbor on December 16th, 2012.
The Death and Life of Hannah Senesh