I am thrilled to announce that I have received a $10,000 New York State Council on the Arts Grant towards the development phase PAULINA/The Promise-- my first foray into film, and the next/final evolution of the Paulina project, incorporating a new and personal chapter. In 2018, I went to Poland for nine months to investigate the 1945 wartime testimony of Paulina Hirsch, a Polish Jewish woman (and supposed relative) who survived on her own throughout Nazi-occupied Poland. The
I am grateful to be part of the inspiration for this very special book by Patrycja Dołowy and to have some of my words and experiences translated into Polish and presented as fragments throughout the text. The title, in English, is: "Treasures: seekers and guardians of Jewish memory." Published by Czarne Press and out in the new year. Many congratulations to Patrycja!