Past Events

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Past Events


May 19, 2016
Book Talk and Signing
Wilanow Public Library
Warsaw, Poland


Barbara speaking in Warsaw, Poland


May 4, 2016
“The Power of Story: Exploring Empathy and Resilience Through a
Narrative of Imprisonment and Exile”
Centre Francoise Minkowska
Paris, France


April 21, 2016
Book Talk
Sponsored by Catherine’s Health Center
Grand Rapids, MI


March 22, 2016
Talk and book signing
Rochester Hills Public Library
Rochester, MI


March 10, 2016
Talk and book signing
Northview Senior Citizens
Plainfield Senior Center
Grand Rapids, MI


March 9, 2016
Talk and book signing
Heron Woods
Grand Rapids, MI


March 3, 2016
Lecture: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: Reflections on Narrative, History, and Memory in Intimate Ethnography”
Department of Anthropology Speakers Series
Syracuse University


December 10, 2015
Talk and book signing
Sparta Senior Center
Sparta, MI


October 13, 2015
Local Book Club Event
Taylor’s Books and Stationers
Coldwater, MI


October 27, 2015
Talk and book signing
Manistee County Library
Manistee, MI


July 9, 2015
Talk and book signing

Engadine Library
Engadine, MI


June 16, 2015
Talk and book signing
Amber Circle / Koło Bursztynowe
American Polish Cultural Center
Troy, MI


June 15, 2015
Talk and book signing
Warren Civic Center Library
Warren, MI


May 16, 2015
Talk and book signing
Cadillac Wexford Public Library
Cadillac, MI


May 14, 2015
Talk and book signing
Hamtramck Public Library
Hamtramck, MI


May 11, 2015
Talk and book signing
Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library
Howard City, MI


May 9, 2015
Book signing


Taylor’s Books and Stationers
Coldwater, MI


May 5, 2015
Presentation and book signing: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

Coldwater Branch District Library
Coldwater, MI


May 2, 2015
Independent Bookstore Day Event / Book signing

Schuler Books
Okemos, MI


April 30, 2015
Book talk and signing


Fremont Area District Library
Fremont, MI


April 14, 2015
“Is ‘Never Forget’ Enough? Reflections on My Mother’s Story”
Guest speaker, Holocaust Interfaith Remembrance (Yom HaShoah) Service
Temple Beth Sholom and Marquette Interfaith Forum, sponsors
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Marquette, MI


April 13, 2015
Book talk and signing

Peter White Public Library
Marquette, MI


April 14, 2015
Book talk

Gwinn Senior High School
Gwinn, MI


March 30, 2015
“A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: Reflections on Writing Story and History”
Polish Student Association Lecture
University of Michigan
Michigan Room, Michigan League
Ann Arbor, MI


March 19, 2015
Women’s History Month Lecture

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI

Barbara with Amy Dunham Strand (Director, Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center) and Margaret Miller


January 3, 2015
Presentation: Integrating History, Memory, and Intimate Ethnography:
A Polish Biography-Memoir of World War II, Immigration, and a Life Remade

Polish American Historical Association, Annual Meeting, New York City
http://www.polishamericanstudies.org/

Barbara with Jan Karski, Polish Consulate General, New York City.

Barbara with Jan Karski, Polish Consulate General, New York City


Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Presentation and book signing: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

Grand Rapids Main Library
111 Library St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
http://www.grpl.org/event/polish-doctor-nazi-camps/


Monday, March 9, 2015 | 12:00 pm Noon
“A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: Lessons from My Mother’s Story”

Serra Club of Grand Rapids
University Club
Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 11:00 am
Morning Shabbat service
Presentation: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: Lessons from My Mother’s Story”

Congregation Ahavas Israel
2727 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI


Monday, February 23, 2015 | 5:30-7:00 pm
Presentation to Inforum “Book Therapy” book club

Schuler Books
2660 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI


December 7, 2014 | 8:00 am
Presentation: The Challenges of Doing Intimate Ethnography: Context, Representation, and Emotion

American Anthropological Association, Annual Meeting
Washington, DC


November 23, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presentation: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

Temple Emanuel
1715 Fulton St. E
Grand Rapids, MI


November 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Presentation: “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

Clark Retirement Community
1551 Franklin Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Talk on “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program
Aquinas College, Browne Center
http://www.aquinas.edu/olli/


Tuesday, October 7, at 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Talk on “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps”

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program
Aquinas College, Browne Center
http://www.aquinas.edu/olli/


Tuesday, October 7, at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Talk

East Grand Rapids Library
746 Lakeside Dr., SE
East Grand Rapids, MI


October 10-11, 2014
Presentation: “Prisoner Doctors in the Nazi Camps:
Complicity and Resistance in the Gray Zone”
Great Lakes History Conference

“Why Does It Happen? Complicity and Resistance in Genocide in World History”
Grand Valley State University
http://www.gvsu.edu/history


Tuesday, June 24, at 7:00 pm
Schuler Books
Local Author Night Panel Talk and Book-signing

2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Photo Credit: Janet Brashler


Saturday, June 7, at 2:00 pm
Book Signing & Talk
Barnes & Noble Book Store
Rivertown Crossing, Grandville, MI


Saturday, April 26, at 3:00 pm
Book Signing

Barnes & Noble Book Store
Woodland Mall
3195 28th St., SE
Grand Rapids, MI


Wednesday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Davenport University, Lettinga Campus
Robert W. Sneden Center, Lettinga Auditorium
6191 Kraft Ave., S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

The lecture was part of the celebration of Women’s History Month and was sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in partnership with the Presidential Lecture Series.



A display focused on the book and it’s historical context created at the DU Lettinga Library. Photo credit: Kelly Germain.


Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m.
Public Talk: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps

Ohio Wesleyan University
Bayley Room of Beeghly Library
Delaware, OH
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Author Book Signing

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting
West Atrium, Hotel Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Monday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dominican Center at Marywood
Aquinata Hall
153 Lakeside Dr., NE
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 259-1703


Thursday, March 6, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Women’s City Club of Grand Rapids
254 Fulton St. E.
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 459-3321

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