(Above left, author Hans-Hermann Seiffert signs copies of his book, Johanna Hammel, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Oct. 13. At right, from left to right, Ms. Hammel’s great-niece, Madeleine Fagan, and great-nephew, Steven Weiss, join the author and book translator Uta Allers at the museum signing.)
HAMMEL’S GREAT-NIECE AND BOOK TRANSLATOR TO SPEAK NOV. 4 IN COLUMBIA, MD.
Madeleine Fagan, Johanna Hammel’s great-niece, and Uta Allers, who translated the book from its original German into English, will speak Sunday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., in Columbia, Md., as part of the Columbia Jewish Congregation School. The event is scheduled at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia.
Ms. Fagan and Ms. Allers’s class will focus on the preparation and publishing of Johanna Hammel, in particular, on Ms. Fagan’s family’s involvement, which included the sharing of personal correspondence written by Ms. Hammel, who was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ms. Allers will relate her experience working on this book as well as on other Holocaust memoirs. She was a translator in the Shoah project.
Johanna Hammel will be available for sale at the CJC event, and a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to the CJC. Members of the public must register for the class at firstname.lastname@example.org. A $15 fee is requested.
SEIFFERT TO SIGN BOOKS AT U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM ON OCT. 13
Johanna Hammel author and Holocaust historian Hans-Hermann Seiffert will sign copies of his book at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., on Sat., Oct. 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The signing will take place in the museum book and gift shop, which is near the main entrance.
The Holocaust Museum is on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue. The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian, which is served by the orange, blue, and silver train lines. Like all of the spectacular museums on the National Mall, which is a beautiful place for a fall afternoon stroll, admission to the Holocaust Museum is free. You’ll find all of the details that you need for your museum visit here: https://www.ushmm.org/information/visit-the-museum/hours-location-transportation.
BALTIMORE TALK, SIGNING SET FOR SUN., OCT. 14
Mr. Seiffert is scheduled to speak briefly and to sign copies of Johanna Hammel on Sun., Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Center for Jewish Education library in Baltimore. A percentage of the book sales will be donated to the CJE, which is located in the Park Heights JCC at 5708 Park Heights Ave. The event is free, but registration is required: Go to cjebaltimore.org/book-talk-seiffert.
We look forward to seeing you at one of these events. Thank you!
SEIFFERT TO SPEAK AT GLOBAL DAY OF JEWISH LEARNING NOV. 12
Author and Holocaust historian Hans-Hermann Seiffert will speak in the Howard County Jewish Federation’s Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, from 3:35 to 4:35 p.m. at the River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, in Clarksville, Md. This year’s Global Day theme is “Beauty & Ugliness.”
Uta Allers, who translated Seiffert’s book, “Johanna Hammel,” from German into English, also will participate in the Global Day program. Born in Germany, Ms. Allers has lived in North America since childhood and now resides in Baltimore. She has assisted the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with many translations and has helped the children of Holocaust survivors in nonprofit efforts.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration, which may be done online, is required. See https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/gdjl.
A $10 donation is suggested.