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PAGE 8 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY 28 I An Birth nouncements Y Uic gad o e r e H iz in Dr. Jennifer Kahn and Dr. Mark Raizin of Evanston, IlL are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Michael Everett Raizin. He was born June 28, 2002 at Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Ill. Michael weighed 7 pound, 4 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches at birth. The proud grandpar- entsare Barbaraand Paul Grossman of Longwood; Dr. Richard Kahn and Dr. Michele Christie of Alexandria, Va. and Moe and Cynthia Raizin of Peabody, Mass. Michael is also welcomed by his paternal great-grand- mother, Lee Raizen of Peabody, Mass. His is named in memory of his paternal great-grandfather, Everett Raizen. His HeDrew name is David in memory of his maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Eveloff Bassin. Birth 2 Announcements Jacqueline and Adam Pollack welcome with pride and love their son, Jason Marcus, to the family. Jason was born at Florida Hospital, Orlando on Decem- ber 26, 2002 at 3:15 p.m. He weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long at birth. Grandparents Edward and Elaine Biutman of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Neuman and Maria Pollack of Lake Worth, Fla. are thrilled with the birth of their first grandson. Aunt Gayle, Uncle Sean and Uncle Gregg of South Florida are pleased as well to their family. I CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS i Copy for publication must be typed and double spaced, and in the HERITA GE office by Wednesday noon of the week preceding publi- cation. Copy received late will be published in the next issue, if still timely. Mail news releases to HERITAGE, P.O. Box 300742, Fern Park, FL 32730~t Williamsburg Purimsince Hadassah, named Hadassah by its founder Henrietta Szold, is the Hebrew name of The Williamsburg Chapter Queen Esther. This year, by of Hadassah will hold itsyearly coincidence, the day was cho- Hadassah Sabbath at thesen by the National Jewish South Orlando Jewish Con- Outreach Program for its gregation, Temple Ohalei Shabbat Across America. Rivka on Friday, March 7 at If further information is 7:30 p.m. desired or a ride is needed, Hadassah is pleased to be please call 407-351-0483 welcomed by the synagogue Hillel and its rabbi, Daniel Wolpe. Carlyne Gilbert, president, The event that Hillel at the will speak and Bella Katz, vice University of Central Florida president of Education, is in was sponsoring with Aaron charge of the program. Rabbi Karo had to be rescheduled to Wolpe will lead the services. March 3 because Karo was The chapter always tries to stuck in New York because of hold the services close to the snow. Jewish comedian and The event is sponsored by writer, Aaron Karo, will be CentraI FioridaHillel.Admis- performinghis"Ruminating" sion is free and open to the standup March 3, at 8 p.m. community. On Nov. 4, 2002, Aaron For more information on Karo kicked off his new"Ru- the event, contact Stacie minating" speaking series in MendelsonofCentral Florida Los Angeles at the University Hillel at 407-823-5335 or by of Southern California with e-mailatstacie@flahillel.org. an event sponsored by the Brandeis Delta Gamma sorority house. In"Ruminating," Karodis- The Brandies University cusses everything from grow- National Women's Commit- ing up in Long Island and tee of Flagler/Volusia and going to college in Philadel- their men's group, continue phia to experiencing Sept. 11 their fiction discussion at the in New York City and hob- City Island Library in Daytona nobbing in Hollywood. Beach on Wednesday, March "Karo was both insightful 5 at 1Oa.m. The selection is and inspiring, but most of all HalfA Heart by Rosellen hilarious. The crowd was thor- Brown. oughlyentertainedfromstart Half a Heart shows the to finish," said Christine author's power and compas- Turner, organizer of a Uni- sion, her commitment to ex- versity of Southern Califor- plore the real life of relation- nia event, ships under pressure from The23-year-oldNewYorkertheir secrets. is currently developing a For further information sitcom based on his Rumina- callAnita386-437-0958. Non- tions column and is working members may attend one dis- on some original screenplays, cussion prior to joining. tzva ge/ez" aron ofof Peter Aaron Gold, son of Gail and Robert Gold of Longwood will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on March 8 at Congrega- tion of Liberal Judaism, Orlando. Peter is in the seventh grade at Rock Lake Middle School. He is on the Rock Lake Straight "A" Honor Roll, part of the Gifted Pro- gram, seventh grade trea- surer, a percussionist in the Advanced Band, part of the Good Morning Rock Lake News Crew, -a writer for the Rock Lake Review Newspaper, coordinator on the Cre- ative Energies Team, the Think Quest Web Design Team, placed first in Environmental Science in the County Science Fair, Discovery Channel Finalist, Orlando Sci- ence Center Participant and a State Science Fair Finalist. For his mitzvah project, Peter volunteered at C.I.T.E and did a presentation at Rock Lake on students with visual disabilities. His hobbies include lacrosse, golf, sports, movies, and socializing. He is also a member of OAFTY where he is co-chair of the youth group. Sharing in the family's sirncha are his sister Lisa; grandparents, Anne and Jerry Gold of Boca Raton, Fla. and Eileen and Joe Hahn of Boynton Beach, Fla.; great- grandmother Elsie Greenspan of Palm Beach, Fla. and family and friends from California, Connecticut, Geor- gia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington. . oss - z'z'an eaz' znan Ross Brian Pearlman, son of Rhonda and Craig Pearlman of Orlando will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on Saturday, March 8, at Congregation Ohev Shalom, Orlando. Ross is in the seventh grade at Lake Highland Preparatory School, where he is on the President s List. He is a participant in the Duke University Talent Identification Program. His interests include basket- ball, snowboarding, baseball, and go-karting. Sharing in the family's simcha are his grandparents, David and Audrey Pearlman of Orlando, Abraham and Florence Kleinberg of Somerset, N.J. as well as family and friends from all over Florida, North and South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, California, and Washington, D.C. killed d HER[ I'lll 1~ Ik will h Ih( COunl Iw: YOur 1 ago. It i anyw~ lf~ Fa- Dol Fa- Tar Fa-: See Fa-] Tak Pa-I It's Pa-I (Pel newsp Actl beeau, But To IfM that rn Smile (oy: These By Helen Schary Motro Shortly after they con-were anxious to hide the ex- tions, Jewish schools, a hos- queredBrest-Litovskin 1941, tent oflocal populations' col- pital, newspaper, sports or- TEL AVIV (JTA)---Esther the Nazis instituted a regis- laboration in exterminating ganizations and professional Perlmutter never knew the tration system requiring all Jews. societies - were represented wartime fate of her aunt. Jews older than 14 to present The archive was unearthed in Brest. But a few minutes on the themselves in the town hall, after the fall of the Soviet After the Nazi conquest of Internet helped Perlmutter, be photographed by NaziUnion in the early 1990s, Poland in September 1939, who lives in suburban Phila- photographers, record their when theYadVashem Holo-the town was transferred delphia, learn what befell personal data and receivean caustMemorialinJerusalem from Polish to Soviet juris- Mindl Lederman, a resident identity card. received notice of its exist- diction. of Brest-Litovsk, a town on Out of the 26,000 Jews liv- ence from Zakhar Zimak, a Brest-Litovskwas the first the Polish-Russian border, ing in Brest in 1941 - 40 per- pioneering Brest researcher target when Hitler launched Like many before her, cent of the town's inhabit- in the USSR. his surprise attack on Russia Perimutter used an archive ants - fewer than l5 remained In July 1994, Yad Vashem on June 21, 1941. The town of the nearly 20,000 Jews of alive upon liberation by the researcher MashaYonin was fell to the Nazis a day later. Brest-Litovsk before they Soviets in 1944. dispatched to Brest, toidonly Nazisoidierswereaccom- were annihilated by the Na- As far as Holocaust re-that"it is a place worth look- panied by special SS killing zis in 1942. The archive is searchers are aware, Brest- ing into." Sifting through commandosandGermanpo- now on the Web. Litovsk was the only place documents, she was stunned lice. "I donot knowofanysimi- the Nazis conducted this type to find the archive. Less than three weeks lar archive for other ghet- of comprehensive registra- Situated on the Bug River later, BrestJewssufferedone tos," said Christopher tion program. And the 560- in what is today Belarus, of the first anti-Jewish kill- Browning, aprofessorofhis- page ledger - which bears Brest-LitovskhasalongJew- ing operations on Soviet ter- toryattheUniversityofNorth 12,465 names, signatures, ish history, ritory. Carolina. fingerprints, addresses, pro- The 1902 Jewish Encyclo- On July 10, 1941, 6,000 The archive is available fessions and dependents - pedia cites it as "the largest Jews were rounded up in thanks to a man in Arizona survived intact in the at- and most important of the trucks, then shot or bayo- who didn't give up trying to chives ofthe municipal town first five Jewishsettlements neted into open pits. find out what date to say hail. in Lithuania, datingfromthe "On the first night of the Kaddish for his parents, a Soviet authorities con-second half of the 14th cen- mass killings the shooters professor who devoted him- cealed the existence of the tury."Subjected for the next were rewarded with an un- self to uncovering the truth archive for nearly 50 years, 600yearstosuccessivewaves usualtreatofstrawberriesand about the "Final Solution" not wanting to spread evi- of protection, subjugation, cream," Browning reports in in areas of the former USSR dence of massacres of Jews. persecution and expulsion, his book, "Nazi Policy, Jewish and the accidental discovery Scholars attribute this to the JewsofBrest maintained Workers, German Killers." of an archive forgotten for two factors: First, Stalinist their community. From December 1941the re- half a century in the base- policy stressed that victims After World War I, all maining Jews were enclosed ment of a provincial town in were Soviet citizens, not strains of Jewish life - syna- inaghetto.Theretheyworked Belarus. Jews; second, the authorities gogues, Zionist organiza- under starvation conditions until the morning of Oct. 15, 1942, when the ghetto was emptied. Hospital patients and small children were shot outright. The rest were transported in cattle cars to a forest at Bronnaya Gora, some 50 miles away. There they were shot into mass graves and John Garrard, a I the University of Arizona. The two first met while volved in Holocaust rial projects in Tucson Then, on where he hoped to family's fate, Pozez of the archive and to have a copy made. l ett and "t kn ex itim their bodies were covered Together with instito; with hot lime. tional donors, Pozez financed Only one person escaped the project, which GarrardL,(Beti alive headed. , On Oct. 15, the town s Ac- "I immediately recogniZe~ net ena counting and Control Book that the materials should I~ r "l do, of Population Movement digitized so that a searchablt mRital~ listed 16,934 Jews in Brest; database could be put on tl~. able to: on Oct. 16, the number was World Wide Web," Garrar Aeo crossed out. said. "I felt very strongly thta I as pl YadVashem made arrange-relatives should be able ueighbt ments to have the volumi- search the database for fret, nous material photocopied, from any country." The nCx~ I~--~ and it arrived in Jerusalem step in the chain was coOP" [[ in 1995. Yad Vashem then eration from JewishGen, a [1 shared an additional copy nonprofit genealogicalorga: I[ with the U.S. Holocaust Mu- nization that agreed to poS~ I[ seum in Washington. the archive on the Intern~I[l~ In both institutions, the in 1998. ', ilt~4 copies are open to any indi- Since then, the Bre~' 1161 ' viduai who comes in person. Ghetto Passport Archive bt~ II ~'" The archive's ledger ofbeen accessed more tha [[ names is now accessible on 54,000 times II the Internet as well. That gi- The Brest Ghetto PasSP .I~[[ ant contribution came from Archive appears on a searCl1" [[ the collaboration between able database site on tl~ ]~It Louis Pozez, a Brest native Internet: http://www.jewiS/,l] who moved to the United g e n. o r g/d a t a b a s e s,El - States before the war, and brest.htm.