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Author Dr. Joanne Intrator to Discuss Restitution Claim in Berlin at Kristallnacht Commemoration

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 22, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. — The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of Ramapo College and Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom will hold a Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) commemoration on Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, 280 Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) in Mahwah, N.J.

The commemoration will feature a talk by Dr. Joanne Intrator, who will speak about her pursuit of restitution for Wallstrasse 16, a center-city Berlin property stolen by the Nazis. The story of her family’s plight under the Nazis was included in a special exhibit of the City Museum of Berlin. The exhibit, “Stolen Heart,” will travel to The Center for Jewish History under the auspices of The Leo Baeck Institute in New York City in February, 2016.

Joanne Intrator, a New York City-based psychiatrist, earned her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.  A regular contributor to The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, Dr. Intrator has spoken about Holocaust and restitution issues at many places in Germany as well as in the United States.

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