In Their Own Words


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Join us for a very special program to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In Their Own Words

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00pm

The story of The Survivor Mitzvah Project’s humanitarian effort providing lifesaving aid to elderly and forgotten Holocaust survivors scattered across Eastern Europe.

The survivors’ compelling stories and letters and will be read by celebrities


Valerie Harper -  The recipient of four Emmy Awards and  a Golden Globe Award for her role as the wisecracking yet vulnerable Rhoda Morganstern on the Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda shows. Valerie Harper has run the gamut from television to film and the stage - was a nominee for the prestigious Tony Award for her portrayal of Tallulah Bankhead on Broadway and is the author of several books. 

Frances Fisher - Frances Fisher has starred in over 30 theatrical productions. Her diverse film career includes roles in such movies as the Oscar-winning Unforgiven. She is perhaps best known for her memorable performance as Kate Winslet’s mother in the Academy Award winning film Titanic, which garnered her a Screen Actors Guild nomination as part of Best Ensemble Cast. Ms. Fisher has had many notable television appearances including "Sons of Anarchy", "The Practice", and "CSI." She currently serves as co-producer of In Their Own Words.

Edward Asner -  is best known for his five-time Emmy Award-winning role as the gruff but lovable Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. He has received a total of 7 Emmy Awards and 16 nominations as well as 5 Golden Globe Awards. His career has spanned television, film and animated features.  In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the award-winning Pixar animated film, Up. Mr. Asner also served as  President of the Screen Actor's Guild from 1981-1985. Edward Asner is a committed advocate for human rights, world peace and political freedom.

The readings will give a contemporary voice to these remarkable but forgotten individuals as they share their experiences, their wisdom, and their hopes for a brighter future for all mankind.

SMP founding member, Television Director Zane Buzby, a 2011 recipient of the KCET LOCAL HERO AWARD, will share the current grass roots efforts underway to  help these last survivors of the Shoah in Eastern Europe.

Special address by Hannah Lessing, Secretary General, National Fund and General Settlement Fund of the Republic of Austria. Introduction by Dr. Karen Proidl, Consul General of Austria.

Michelle Green Wilner Singers with Cantor Nati Baram

There is no charge for the program but pre-registration is required.

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