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Below is a comment from a congregant from BYBS Hi Karen, We appreciate your willingness to visit the south suburbs to give us an insight into what it was like growing up as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. It was compelling to hear you explain how forgiving your father for the abuse he inflicted upon your family was not...

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#metoo and yet there is a group of sexual predators that have not been recognized. They are our fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers and close family friends. My father sexually abused my mother and living in my home was traumatic and painful. Afflicted by my past, my heart was filled with anger, bitterness and resentment. How can I heal from the...

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Karen (Karenkaplan@att.net) shared a post from WGN-TV How a north suburban woman’s emotional trauma led her to forgiveness by Larry Potash A follow-up story: Authorities caught the gunmen who broke into a woman’s house in Deerfield three-years ago and tied up her family. Authorities are investigating whether the men are part of a larger network that has hit the area for...

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I’m thrilled to have my script completed.  Looking to find the right people in Hollywood to make this into a movie.  Wish me luck!  

I am so thrilled to be working with Emmy Award winner,  screenwriter and producer  Steve Zacharias.    

My father was a refugee for 9 years. He left Bergen Belson DP camp in 1950 and sailed to America.  So grateful he was allowed to enter this country.

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      November 2015   FILM DIRECTOR review Hi Karen, We met (briefly) in Evanston when I showed my film  in November. I finally got around to reading your book and I must admit, I wasn’t looking forward to it (I’ve read a LOT of Holocaust era memoirs), but I found it completely compelling and engaging. Your ...more

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