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Haviva Reick

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, left, and filmmaker Anna Gruskova discuss the film, Return to a Burning House, about the life and heroism of Haviva Reick. The film's producer, Mirka Molnar Lachka, also participated in the discussion.

XX Century Conference
If This Is A Woman
Bratislava, Slovakia
January 20-23, 2019

A feature of the conference was the screening of Return to a Burning House, a documentary about Israeli-Slovakian Holocaust hero Haviva Reick. After the filmwas screened on January 21, there was a discussion by Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Remember the Women Institute, and filmmaker Anna Grusková of Bratislava, moderated by Katja Grosse-Sommer.

Prof. Dalia Ofer of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a member of the Remember the Women Institute Advisory Board, presented the keynote address, "Will you hear my voice? Women in the Holocaust: Memory and Analysis."

The conference was organized by: Faculty of Arts, Palack University, Olomouc, Czech Republic; Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland; and University of Szeged, Department of Contemporary History, Szeged, Hungary, and was sponsored by the Visegrad Fund. Conference program (3.2MB).

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