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HOLOCAUST INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES:
- The Brown Book—by Dena Blatt. An article on how in June 1942, when I had just turned sixteen, this book influenced me to be interested in the Holocaust for the rest of my life.
- The Tea house Mass Murderer—by Dena Blatt. The story of the Nazi Engels' final days.
- From Ordinary Man to Beast and Back Again—by Dena Blatt.
Published by Canadian Jewish News. An interview of former SS Karl Frenzel
In Hagen, Germany, with photos of Frenzel and Dena.
- Sasha Pechersky—by Dena Blatt. An interview conducted in Moscow Russia in 1981 with the leader of the Sobibor revolt; including photos of Pechersky and his wife, and Dena.
- Simon Wiesenthal-A Man with a Mission—by Dena Blatt. An interview with the Nazi hunter together with his family in Switzerland.
- Izbica 1980. A visit to my husband’s former village and home.
- A Walk in Sobibor—by Dena Blatt. A group is guided through Sobibor by Thomas Blatt.
- Erasing Their Memory & Changing History—by Dena Blatt. An article about a monk and the church built at Sobibor.
- Springtime in Sobibor—by Dena Blatt. A poem about ashes and cabbages and Sobibor.
- What’s in a Color? and The Survivor’s Plea—by Dena Blatt. Poems about the Holocaust.
- Still Trying to Understand—by Dena Blatt. A report on an Holocaust Conference in L.A.
- Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust—by Dena Blatt. A report on the honoring of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust in Washington, D.C.
- Triumph of the Human Spirit—by Dena Blatt. An article reporting on an event honoring the liberators.
- Encounter With Evil—by Thomas Blatt and Dena Blatt. A joint interview with Karl Frenzel, in Hagen, Germany—published in Reform Judaism Magazine.
- The Unworthy to Live - The Gypsy Story—by Thomas Blatt, (edited by and Dena Blatt).
- Soap From Human Fat - Evidence of a Nazi Crime—by Thomas Blatt, (edited by and Dena Blatt).
PAST PROJECTS ON THE HOLOCAUST:
- In June of 1942, when I had just turned sixteen, I found The Brown Book in a library in Kenora, Ontario, Canada, and it changed my life to the study of the Holocaust.
- From 1939 to 1945 I made a scrap book of Holocaust on very small notices about Nazi atrocities to Jews in back pages of the Winnipeg Free Press during the war. After the war, I gave it to someone to be put into a museum, and subsequently lost track of it.
- In 1957 I visited Yad Vashem in Israel. In 1958 I married a child survivor of the death camp Sobibor.
- In the late 60’s, I researched, wrote and narrated a Map Exhibit of all concentration and death camps in Germany and Poland for the Martyrs Memorial Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles.
- In early 1970, I attended the first American Holocaust conference in Los Angeles and published my report in a Santa Barbara newspaper.
- In 1972, I created a Holocaust exhibit for a library in Santa Barbara as part of a course at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
- In 1975 I organized a discussion group of PhD’s from UCSB in History, Sociology, and Religion for a forum on the Holocaust which took place in Bnai Brith Temple, Santa Barbara.
- In 1980 I narrated a documentary on the stetle of Izbica, Poland.
- In 1981 I interviewed Holocaust survivors informally at the first Israel and first Washington, D.C. conferences of Holocaust survivors.
- In 1982 I visited all the concentration camps and death camps.
- In 1983 I lectured to a group of High School students in a town in Germany and attended the first International Genocide Convention in Warsaw, Poland, and spoke about the neglect and disrespect of the concentration and death camp sites - particularly Auschwitz and Sobibor.
- In 1982 I interviewed former SS man Karl Frenzel in Germany; in 1983 Sasha Pechersky the leader of the Sobibor revolt, in Moscow Russia, and in 1984 Simon Wiesenthal and his family, in Switzerland.
- In 1987 I attended the filming of "Escape from Sobibor" in Yugoslavia.
- In early 1990 I attended a Holocaust conference of the Second Generation in Seattle, WA.
- In 2005 and 2006 I lectured to High School students in Anacortes and Seattle, WA.
- I have written articles, essays and poems on the Holocaust, and was a collaborator with Thomas Blatt on the book From the Ashes of Sobibor.
I am in the process of writing my memoirs on the Holocaust titled:
The Holocaust and I—My Life with a Death Camp Survivor— Copyright©2005 Dena Blatt