Budapest to Gettysburg


BUDAPEST TO GETTYSBURG, is a riveting tale of love, hate, war and freedom – a journey from terror to hope. The past and present collide as a world-renowned historian confronts a history he has refused to study: his own. Gabor Boritt is an expert on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Fifty years after fleeing a continent ravaged by the terror of Hitler and Stalin, Gabor reluctantly returns to his native Budapest. Urged by his son, he faces the harsh history of his Jewish-Hungarian childhood: the Nazi invasion, the Holocaust, Allied bombing raids, Soviet tyranny, the 1956 Revolution and his escape to America. From the streets of Budapest to the fields of Gettysburg, Gabor discovers the intimate and epic history that transformed him into a great scholar of Lincoln, the Civil War and American democracy.

Gabor S. Boritt (born 1940) is the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and retired former Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Born in World War II Hungary, he participated as a teenager in the 1956 revolution against the Soviet Union. He escaped to the United States, where he received his higher education and became a scholar of Lincoln and the Civil War. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books about Lincoln and the American Civil War. Boritt received the National Humanities Medal in 2008 from President George W. Bush. At a November 17, 2008, White House ceremony, Boritt was honored "for a distinguished career of scholarship on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. His life's work and his life's story stand as testaments to our Nation's precious legacy of liberty." feature-length documentary film titled Budapest to Gettysburg. Boritt and his wife live on a farm near the Gettysburg Battlefield, where they have raised their three sons.

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My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein - Distributed by IPBooks


Available now! My Mother’s Eyes by Anna Ornstein: Holocaust Memories of a Young Girl. My Mother’s Eyes is . . .

  • “…beautifully designed, delicately illustrated, impressionistic narration, which conveys a child’s acceptance if not comprehension of everything that is transpiring.”– Jewish Book World, Fall 2004
  • Some books that might be read in a single sitting should not be: My Mother’s Eyes is one of those.– Cincinnati CityBeat

Dr. Anna Ornstein is an Auschwitz survivor, professor of child psychiatry at Harvard University, and professor emeritus of child psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Out of Nazi Germany in Time, a Gift to American Science: Gerhard Schmidt, Biochemist

With the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Germany’s Reich Chancellor at the end of January 1933, Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, a young faculty member at the University of Frankfurt, knew his world was crashing around him. Three months later, Dr. Schmidt lost his position, his father and his country. After a seven year odyssey, via Italy, Sweden, and Canada, New York and St. Louis, he reached the Boston Dispensary and Tufts University School of Medicine in 1940. He wa selected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1973. 
In a newly published book, “Out of Nazi Germany in Time, A Gift to American Science: Gerhard Schmidt, Biochemist”, author and Temple Reyim member B. David Stollar, MD, tells Dr. Schmidt’s personal story, in the context of German history, the fate of German Jewry, and the history of biochemistry in Europe and America. He will introduce the book at Temple Reyim as part of its Meet the Author series on Friday evening March 27. Kabbalat services begin at 7:30 pm with Dr. Stollar’s talk taking place prior to the Oneg Shabbat. Temple Reyim is located at 1860 Washington St. Newton MA.
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Lifelong learning is a goal for congregants at Temple Reyim.  Our community schools, Ma’or and Makor serve our children.  With evening and daytime classes, Shabbat and weekday courses for all ages we strive to serve our diverse adult learners. Text study, many Hebrew language classes for those just beginning, to  Hebrew conversation for competent speakers, Jewish History, Meet the Author and Book groups, Jewish holiday offerings, classes on chanting Torah and other “how to” skills are just a few of the presentations that are available to our members. We also open many classes to the public as a community service. The Limmud Committee of Temple Reyim wants to hear from you the members of Temple Reyim, about topics of interest to you, just contact Rich Brunell ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Joe Weisburd ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )with your ideas.