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Program name: TO LIFE! A HOLOCAUST HERO'S MODERN MIRACLE (The Amazing Story of the Man Who Brought the First News of the Holocaust to the West) (Holocaust, Jewish, Christian, History)
Program category: History
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Program length: One Hour
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: Any Size
Program description: An evening of mystery and revelation. Revolving around the author's thrilling discovery of an unsung Holocaust hero's lost artifacts, Dr. Newborn tells a miraculous, life-affirming story of how three seemingly disconnected lives—his own included—magically intersected over time & space. They did so via the saving grace of the the Polish Jewish Bund's great spokesman, Artur Zygielbojm—-a tragic hero who sacrificed his life to bring the first news of the Holocaust to the West. Newborn's discovery links him by surprise to Zygielbojm's surviving niece, a 75 year-old champion ballroom dancer who brings him under her spell, inducing him to dance-—not to mourn, but to celebrate Jewish survival. A kind of post-modern Hasidic tale of the Holocaust that entrances, beguiles and moves all listeners. (With dramatic visuals)
Space/special requirements: TESTIMONIALS: * “In his passionate, moving program, To Life! A Holocaust Hero’s Modern Miracle, Jud Newborn gave a dramatic, heartfelt account of his personal connection to the Holocaust - creatively interweaving three poignant, powerful stories of survival, empowerment and inspiration. His storytelling ability swept the audience along with him on a journey that kept everyone riveted and fascinated. A beautiful and powerful experience for all!” --LISA STERN, EVENT COORDINATOR, JCC of the GREATER FIVE TOWNS, LI, NY •“Dr. Jud Newborn captivated the minds & hearts of 250 people with ‘To Life! A Holocaust Hero’s Modern Miracle.’ Remarkably, he invested this poignant tale with hope & inspiration. Numerous individuals approached me to compliment our choice of speaker & praise Dr. Newborn’s ability to connect with a popular audience. They were especially impressed with the way he drew them into his own excitement discovering previously unknown artifacts of the Holocaust.” —RABBI BRUCE GINSBURG, SONS OF ISRAEL, WOODMERE, NY
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $1001- $3000
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $0.55
Notes about the fee: CREDENTIALS/FLEXIBLE FEES: Jud Newborn, PhD, is an internationally-renowned dramatic lecturer-story teller, as well as a Holocaust scholar, curator and author. He served as Founding Historian and co-creator of NY's Museum of Jewish Heritage, and received his PhD with Distinction from the University of Chicago. He has lectured with very flexible fees for small libraries and seniors as well as for institutions ranging from the UN, San Diego's Old Globe Theater universities coast to coast, and from Canada to Cape Town. Dr. Newborn will work very cooperatively with your budget. Fees will be lower for programs on Long Island and in New York City. Fees may be higher for programs requiring travel beyond LI and New York City.
Other notes: Travel beyond LI and NYC is not included.
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Long Island
Program last updated: 05/14/2014
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Dr. Jud
Performer name: Jud Newborn, Ph.D.
Phone: 516-931-7796
Mailing address: 12 Mitchell Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Plainview, NY, United Nations, National Arts Club, NY, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Old Globe Theater, San Diego
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 05/14/2014


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