MY TRIP TO MITTE (BERLIN)

  Last October, I had the honor of being invited to participate in the 2022 Berlin Mitte Festival. Experts in History, Urban Planning, and related disciplines gathered — and delivered public presentations — towards giving meaningful shape to further modern development of the very inner-most part of Berlin, the district known as Mitte.  I spoke…

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My view of Jeffrey Dahmer

  A recent series on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is among Netflix’ most-watched programs ever. Actor Evan Peters, who plays Dahmer to chilling effect, won a Golden Globes award for his performance. We physicians by nature often eagerly study the sickest of people, because there is so much to be learned from their cases. In…

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I have a publisher!

I am pleased to announce that my memoir SUMMONS TO BERLIN will be published by She Writes Press in the autumn of 2023. Additionally, FIG TREE BOOKS have selected a chapter of SUMMONS TO BERLIN for inclusion in their February 2022 newsletter.

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My Book Selected by Fig Tree Lit

I am pleased to report that a prominent Jewish publisher, FIG TREE BOOKS, have included a chapter from my upcoming memoir SUMMONS TO BERLIN in their February 2022 newsletter.  (The text of this blog post continues below the image.) FIG TREE BOOKS take their company name from a phrase President George Washington included in a…

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RALPH BLUMENTHAL on THE BELIEVER

*** To read my review of The Believer, go here. *** Ralph Blumenthal’s latest book, The Believer, is about the controversial Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack. What made Mack controversial? He gave more credence than would most psychiatrists to people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens. I found reading The Believer extremely rewarding, and recently…

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AJC Campaign Includes My Cousin

My father’s cousin Max Karp — murdered in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp — is included in the American Jewish Congress’s ongoing #NotAProp campaign. (This blog post text continues below the image.) *** The AJC initiated their #NotAProp campaign after Congresswoman Majorie Taylor-Greene likened government COVID-19 mask mandates to the Nazis’ yellow star patches imposed on…

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ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL

(The painting to the left is Rembrandt’s JEREMIAH LAMENTING THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM) *** With this post, I am calling my readers’ attention to REMEMBER AND DO NOT FORGET, a superb book containing Jewish leaders’ reactions to the Trump-inspired terror attack on our U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  The volume includes 54 brief essays…

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OP-ED: CONVICT. DISQUALIFY.

  The Urgent Necessity of Limiting Trump’s Violent Bullying As a daughter of refugees from Hitler’s Germany, I developed an interest in how malevolent public figures in history and the present pervert and manipulate language to destructive ends. My interest evolved to where, in the early 1990s, I led a team conducting the first-ever brain…

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A Tribute at 16 Wallstrasse

Recently, I had the delightful surprise of receiving an email from Günter Voss, Director of the Senioren Computer Club in Berlin-Mitte. Mr. Voss has won recognition for his work in bringing older Berliners up-to-speed with digital literacy. His club meets on Berlin’s Fischerinsel (Fisher Island) in view of 16 Wallstrasse, the building Nazis stole from…

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AN UPLIFTING BOOK

I deeply cherish Glenn Kurtz’s THREE MINUTES IN POLAND. Praising this important book, Noble laureate Elie Wiesel said: “It is intensely moving and brilliantly researched, and it reads like a thriller.” In 2009, Glenn found a film his paternal grandparents made of their 1938 trip through Europe. One three-minute section especially arrested his attention, as…

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