Archive for the 'Oral History' Category

Psychoanalyst Louis Breger Interviewed by Jon Seirup

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Psychoanalyst Louis Breger interviewed by Jon Seirup.  This interview is previously unpublished.

 

Louis Breger

The Third Table

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Chapter V: It’s not a Layer Cake about Margaret Brenman on The Third Table blog about the book The Third Table  by Mary Fussel which is about the Austin Riggs Center. 

Margaret Brenman

 

Remnants and recollections: Highlighting the experience of Sephardi Jews during the Holocaust

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Click Here to Read: Remnants and recollections: Highlighting the experience of Sephardi Jews during the Holocaust on the United States Holocaust Museum Website.

The Fate of the Warsaw Ghetto Medical Faculty

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Click Here to Read:  The Fate of the Warsaw Ghetto Medical Faculty by George M. Weisz MD FRACS BA MA, Andrzej Grzybowski MD PhD MBA,  and William Randall Albury BA Phd.

This article originally appeared as: Wiesz, G.M., Grzybowski, A. and Albury, W.R.  (2012).  The Fate of the Warsaw Ghetto Medical Faculty.  Israeli Medical Association Journal.  Volume 14 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions. 

Click Here to Buy:   City Within a City by Basia Berman from IPBooks.

This Justifies a Life: Lanzmann’s Memoir and Yom HaShoah by Nathan Szajnberg

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

“This Justifies a Life: Lanzmann’s Memoir and Yom HaShoah”
By Nathan Szajnberg, MD and Arnold Richards, MD. April 17, 2012

To write such a book, one must live a full life. For Claude Lanzmann — Shoah’s filmmaker, Simone de Beauvoir’s lover, Sartre’s confidant — this is a memoir of several lives, all his.

And several near-deaths: as a fifteen-year old resistance fighter against the Nazis in France, ambushing SS convoys; near-drowning off Ceasaria’s Beach (feeling guilt for promises made); mad voyages at de Beauvoir’s demand; walking through a plate glass window to halt a parking citation (severing an iliac vessel); flying gliders or F16’s. Much was driven by passion, as is much of his life. (more…)

I’m Carrying the Holocaust in My Pocket by Rivka Greenberg

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

Dear Friends,
My new documentary about the third generation titled I’m Carrying The Holocaust In My Pocket will be airing in New York this week. The documentary and my upcoming play Eavesdropping On Dreams are two variations of the same theme. Each piece helps to validate the other.
 
The documentary will premiere tomorrow Wednesday, April 18th, the eve of Yom Hashoah at 9:00 AM on Channel 34, and again at 2:00 PM on Channel 56.
 
I hope you will be able to tune in.
Regards,
Rivka

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Nobel Winner Eric Kandel: ‘The Age of Insight,’ Memory, the Holocaust, and the Art of Vienna

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Nobel Winner Eric Kandel: ‘The Age of Insight,’ Memory, the Holocaust, and the Art of Vienna on the Daily Beast website on April 1, 2012.

Klimt’s ‘Medicine’

Psychoanalysis of the Left and Far Left at YIVO

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Click Here to View:  Psychoanalysis of the Left and Far Left with Jonathan Brent, Arnold Richards, and Nathan Szajnberg at the YIVO institute on March 22, 2012.

Click Here to View:  Arnold Richards’s Powerpoint from this presentation.

Click Here to Read:  Nathan Szajnberg’s introduction to Dr. Richards at this presentation.

 Click Here to Read: The End of the Jewish Left: Political theorist Michael Walzer and others argue about the death of the century-long Jewish-Leftist alliance By Adam Kirsch on the Table website on May 16, 2012.

CITY WITHIN A CITY
Book Launch Live Recording!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Click Here to Purchase: City Winin a City from IPBooksNY Book Launch for CITY WITHIN A CITY
 by Basia Temkin-Berman First English  Translation!

Click links below to hear live audio recordings made at the book-launch event on  March 2, 2012 in New York City (cosponsored by IPBooks & YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.)

1. Jonathan Brent, Director of YIVO, Introduction

2. Dr. Emanuel Berman, author’s son, editor, and psychoanalyst

3. Samuel Kassow, historian, author of Who Will Write our History?

4. Leon Hoffman, psychoanalyst, book-dedication to Leon Kupferstein (introduced by Dr. Berman)

5. Aviva Blumberg, Child-survivor of Warsaw Ghetto, saved by Basia Berman (introduced by Dr. Berman)

6. Arnold Richards, psychonalyst, closing remarks

City Within a City was the secret diary written in Polish in 1944 when Basia (Batya) and her husband Adolf-Abraham Berman, lived on the Aryan side of Warsaw—the part designated by the Nazis for Polish Christians only—and led a secret network helping thousands of Jews to hide and survive.

“I would like to describe this state within a state, or rather, a city within a city, this most underground of all underground communities, whose members met with each other, worked and talked in the midst of a population which didn’t suspect anything; where every street, every coffee shop, every tram stop called to mind dozens of unique adventures. Every name was false, every word that was uttered carried a double meaning, and every telephone conversation was more encrypted than the secret diplomatic documents of embassies.”
—Basia Berman

This unique and historically important book may be purchased at our bookstore by
clicking here: City Within a Cityor atwww.IPBooks.net.

Filling in the painful spaces by Ilany Kogan

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Filling in the painful spaces

N. Szajnberg, MD, Managing Editor         

Ilany Kogan, writes about holes: voids, memory-erased spaces of open-mouthed silent screams.  She presents cases of children or grandchildren of those who survived the Holocaust, documenting how their psychic holes are populated, filled in with unconscious fantasies, enacted in their lives.

Her work, as you will read here or in her books, is pains-taking:  she absorbs the pains, metabolizes them, and

Figure 2 Berlin Jewish Museum Memory Void (more…)

Dining with Anna Freud

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011




Click Here to Read: Dining with Anna Freud By Isaac Tylim in the Buenos Aires Hearld on October 16, 2011.

Serving up a blast from a Yiddish-writing past

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Click Here to Read:  Serving up a blast from a Yiddish-writing past.  On the occasion of her 100th birthday, American author Bel  Kaufman, granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem, summons up personal memories of the life of the illustrious Yiddish writer By Tamar Rotem on the Haaretz website on September 28, 2011.

Bel Kaufman

Click Here to Read:  Filmmaker’s legwork leads to the real Sholem Aleichem on this website.

Click Here to Read: Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness on this website.

 

Alma Bond Interview with Eleanor Galenson about Margaret Mahler

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Click Here to Read: Alma Bond Interview with Eleanor Galenson about Margaret Mahler on June 13, 20o1.

Interview with Dr. Samuel Ritvo about Margaret Malher

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Click Here to Read: Interview with Dr. Samuel Ritvo about Margaret Malher, Interviewed by Alma Bond on May 27, 2003.

Click Here to Purchase:  Margaret Mahler: A Biography of a Psychoanalyst by Alma Bond on the IPBooks Website.

Hanna Segal 1918-2011

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011


Click Here to Read:   Psychoanalysis, Dreams, History: an Interview with Hanna Segal  by Daniel Pick and Lyndal Roper.

Hanna Segal

The Edith Buxbaum Journal

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Click Here to Read: The website of The Edith Buxbaum Journal, Esther Altshul Helfgott, Ph.D., Editor.

Interview with Arnold Richards from a Chinese Newspaper

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Click Here to Read:  Tranlation of this interview from the Chutian Metropolis Daily into English.

A Century Of Atrocities, Through A Psychiatrist’s Eye

Sunday, June 12th, 2011


Click Here to L:isten to: A Century Of Atrocities, Through A Psychiatrist’s Eyes by NPR Staff on the NPR website on June 11, 2011.
 



Interview with Dr. Leo Rangell by Alma Bond

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

         

Click Here to Read: Interview with Dr. Leo Rangell, for Dr. Bond’s book, Margaret Mahler, a Biography of the Psychoanalyst. Interviewer: Dr. Alma H. Bond.

My Father Does Not Live In America by Nathan Szajnberg

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

My Father Does Not Live In America (March 2005)

My father does not live in America, never did. In 1951, my father arrived in Rochester, NY, home to Kodak, home to Xerox, where he stayed to this very day. He goes nowhere without my mother. Restaurants, dinner parties, not unless they go together, with my mother. Movies, certainly not without her. Concerts, for sure not. aseball games, never, even with her. To shul, he drives alone. (more…)