WRITE ME: Commemorative Poetry Event

In Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Please join us for WRITE ME, a commemorative poetry event featuring special guest poet and actor Géza Röhrig, star of Son of Saul (2015) and To Dust (2018), and 10 additional poets, who will read their own work and other Holocaust poetry, including by Paul Celan and Miklós Radnóti. In addition to Mr. Röhrig, participating poets include Stanley H. Barkan, Pinny Bulman,  Janet R. Kirchheimer, Deborah Kahan Kolb, Nina Kossman, Don Krieger, Alyssa A. Lappen, Mindy Rinkewich, Sarah Stern and Alan Walowitz.

The evening will feature a special preview screening of the short film Write Me, directed by filmmaker Pearl Gluck and adapted from the poem “After Auschwitz” by Ms. Kolb.

Write Me follows an older woman, played by actress Lynn Cohen, who joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on their bodies. Ms. Cohen is known for such films as Munich (2005), in which she played Golda Meir, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and the HBO series and films Sex and the City (2008, 2010). Ms. Gluck’s films, which explore themes of class, gender and faith, have appeared as part of the Sundance Lab as well as at the Cannes Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and on PBS.

This program is organized by Deborah Kahan Kolb and is supported in part by the Bronx Council on the Arts/BRIO Award.


Image credit: Still from Write Me. Left to right: Frida (Lynn Cohen) and Lily (Virginia Elwood). Photographer: Niav Conty.

Join Us and Help Us Remember

Free and open to the public. Photo I.D. required for entrance. For more information please call 718 581-1596.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Reception at 6:30 pm

Reading and Film at 7:00 pm


Derfner Judaica Museum at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale

5901 Palisade Avenue

Riverdale, NY 10471

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