The broad theme of these lessons is human connection, and a more specific theme is promises: how people keep promises, or don’t, and what happens in either situation. Students are asked to look at:
· individual promises they make and want to keep for themselves
· the commitment we make to keeping the traditions of our communiites;
My grandmother's older sister Nehama. She left for America in 1900s. Nehama sent this photo to my grandmother from the USA in 1916.
Using Return to Rivne as the centerpiece, this lesson uses stations for students to explore the geography, pre-war life, Roma people, the family that hid Shelly and Raya, the toys Shelly and Raya made, statistics, and Holocaust terms for students to explore the context of this story. Google Earth and Google Voyager are used to virtually visit Rivne.
Meyer Gabovich, my mother's brother, he and his wife moved to America. This picture was taken in New York, USA, in 1932.
Grandfather Kalman owned a mill near the church and was an independent and a well-to-do man. They had 18 children, only 9 of which survived - six daughters and three sons. He gave education to all of them. His daughters married successful businessmen.
My daughter Anna Summar,and my granddaughters: Katia (on the left) and Yelena (Lusia). This picture was taken in Washington in 1994.
This is my mother's sister Minna Leonidova in her medical nurse uniform. This photo was taken in New York in 1910.
Das ist meine Tochter mit ihren Kindern auf einer Urlaubsreise in den USA.
Meine Tochter Petra flog 1996 mit ihren Kindern Miriam und Manuel in die USA.
Dort mietete sie sich ein Auto und fuhr einen Monat durchs Land.
Meine Tochter ist eine bewußte Jüdin. Meine Enkelkinder gehören nicht der jüdischen Gemeinde an.
Beide tragen einen Mogen Dovid [Davidstern] und sind stolz darauf.