'Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited'
Galloway, N.J. - The Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton University will present a discussion of the new book “Good Neighbors, Bad Times Revisited: New Echoes of My Father’s German Village” byMimi Schwartz from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, via Zoom.
In her first book, Schwartz wrote about her father’s German village during WWII. This new book addresses the impact of the rise of Nazism on her father’s Jewish family in the village.
Schwartz will share the experience of connecting with a neighbor of her father’s family, whose diary chronicles daily life in the village in the 1930s. The new book looks at history through the lens of the present and addresses the power of neighbors during the war.
“This book challenges us to think about what it means to be a good neighbor,” said Holocaust Center Executive Director Gail Rosenthal.
Schwartz will discuss the book with Rivka Weinstein of Margate, a member of the Holocaust Center Executive Committee, who grew up in Germany after World War II. Schwartz taught writing at Stockton for 25 years.
The Zoom event is free and open to the public. For New Jersey educators, 1.5 Professional Development Hours are available.
For more information and to obtain the Zoom link, contact the Holocaust Center at Stockton at 609-652-4699.