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Sunday, March 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Becoming Americans: The Holocaust Survivors of New Orleans

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This multimedia session will explore the challenges that Holocaust survivors faced in making their new lives in New Orleans, focusing on the thermes of transition, obstacles, achievements, patriotism, and Zionism.  An audio clip of a deceased survivor and a short video will provide an introduction to the session. Then John Menszner will interview survivors Jeannine Berk and Anne Levy and the sons of two survivors, Henry Rosenblat and Leopold Sher. 

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John Menszer

John Menszer is an attorney who is in love with living in New Orleans.  In 1993, he began photographing and interviewing Holocaust survivors. It became an encompassing project involving exhibits in multiple locations, seminars featuring the survivors talking to the public and... Read More →


Jeannine Burk

Jeannine Burk is a child survivor from Brussels, Belgium. She is the mother of six, grandmother of 14 and just became a new great-grandmother. She came to New Orleans in 1971 to marry Moshe Burk. She was the wife of the kindest man in the world. She feels lucky to be a survivor... Read More →
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Leopold Sher

A native New Orleanian, Leopold Sher is a child of Holocaust survivors, Rachel and Joseph Sher. Unlike many Holocaust survivors who emigrated to the United States through Ellis Island in New York, Leopold’s parents and his older brother, Martin (who was born in a displaced persons... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Lavin-Bernick Center -- Room 201 Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118