Posts made in March, 2014

72nd Anniversary of FIRST TRANSPORTS to AUSCHWITZ

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

72nd Anniversary of FIRST TRANSPORTS to AUSCHWITZ

This week heralds the 72nd Anniversary of the First Mass Transport to Auschwitz. What very few people know and what very few historians tell us is that the first 3-5 mass transports to Auschwitz were all young women! And the Slovak government actually paid the Third Reich to take the girls. I am now working to produce a documentary about their stories, which I have been finding since my trip to Slovakia and Auschwitz. Please help us by sharing this link with your friends, colleagues and others who want to honor not just Women’s History this month, but Girl’s History. We are now 85% from completely funding our Kickstarter Campaign to start work on this...

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Women You Should Know – Who Knew I Was One?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

Women You Should Know – Who Knew I Was One?

Heather Dune Macadam, a Holocaust biographer and author of Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, traveled to Poprad, Slovakia on March 26, 2012, the 70th anniversary of the first registered mass transit of Jews to Auschwitz. When she arrived at the memorial site what she came to learn took her on an entirely new journey. What many people don’t know is that all of the 999 prisoners in the first transport were young women ages 16-22. Rena Kornreich Gelissen, the survivor Heather wrote about in her first book, was one of these 999 prisoners and the 716th woman to enter Auschwitz.  READ MORE...

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Featured on USC Shoah Foundation

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

Featured on USC Shoah Foundation

Heather Dune Macadam is fighting to bring the story of 999 girls to life, featured on USC SHOAH. Macadam is currently fundraising to make a documentary film called First Transport to Auschwitz: The Story of 999 Girls. The deadline for her Kickstarter campaign is Mon., March 31; click here to make a donation.

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Equinox 1984

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in BLOG | 0 comments

Equinox 1984

After a horrible beginning to the historic year of 1984. I was about to perform in Carnegie Hall! I thought my life, career and luck had really changed for the better, but had it? I had been hired by Shisiedo Cosmetics to dance with my then partner from the Martha Graham Comtemporary Dance Company, Charles Brown. Charlie and I were a perfect match – me pale as sea foam, he the softest latte. The costumer used tea to dye our leotards, so we would look nude on stage and I arrived at the hotel at one o’clock in the morning to begin getting into make-up. I was too nervous to eat, but there were platters of sushi and sashimi to keep us going through the night. It...

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