Book Discussion on Rutka's Notebooks

Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust (Time / Yad Vashem, April 28, 2008), is the diary of Rutka Laskier, a fourteen-year old… read more

Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust (Time / Yad Vashem, April 28, 2008), is the diary of Rutka Laskier, a fourteen-year old Jewish girl who lived in Poland in 1943. Prior to her family’s forced relocation by the Nazis Rutka entrusted her notebook to her friend Stanislawa Sapenska, who kept it hidden for sixty years. The American edition of the diary, co-published by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Authority, and Time Books, was presented at a book launch event hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City where the publishers talked about the meaning of the diary to the world. Zahava Sherz, the half-sister of Rutka Laskier, talked about how she became aware of her father’s previously unknown family and about the diary. She read a passage and responded to questions from members of the audience. Dasha Rittenberg, a contemporary of Rutka who was consulted about the book, spoke from the audience. close

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 28, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 2, 2008

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  • Jun 28, 2008 | 2:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 2008 | 1:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 2008 | 11:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 02, 2008 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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