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Casual Conversations: The Fall Lineup

After the moving Casual Conversation with Shalom Lamm, head of Operation Benjamin, who was responsible for the replacement by the United States of a Latin Cross with a Star of David as the headstone of classmate Bruce Alpert’s wife’s uncle at his grave in Europe as a GI who died during WWII, we move into the Fall with a series of Casual Conversation notable for the variety of participants and their subject matter knowledge:

Casual Conversation September 11: How the Nazis Stole My Grandmother's Cookbook

Karina Urbach tells a remarkable story in Alice’s Book: How the Nazis Stole My Grandmother’s Cookbook.  You can gather from its title one theme of the book: the Aryanization of books, not burning them but appropriating them by stealing their intellectual property, including the titles, striking anything remotely Jewish or international in them, and attributing the content to another (Aryan) author.  T

Casual Conversation About Operation Benjamin, August 28th, 2022

On Sunday, August 28 at 3 pm Eastern Time, Shalom Lamm, CEO of Operation Benjamin, will be speaking with us from Israel in a Casual Conversation under the sponsorship of the Jewish Culture Group.  As always, all classmates (and friends) are invited to join us.  Please read classmate Bruce Alpert’s (who is Chair of the Jewish Culture Group) description below of the organization and of his perso

Casual Conversation with Professor Talmadge rescheduled June 15 2022

The Casual Conversation with Professor Caitlin Talmadge, daughter of classmate and Class Officer Tex Talmadge, was originally scheduled earlier in May but had to be postponed due to illness of our guest.  You will pleased to know that Professor Talmadge (The Younger) has completely recovered and has been to Paris for a meeting in the interim.  She is ready and raring to go, and a new date has been set:  Wednesday, June 15 at 2

Casual Conversation June 28th 2022, with Professor Brooke Harrington

Thanks to the suggestion by classmate and Class Officer Tex Talmadge, Dartmouth Sociology Professor Brooke Harrington will be spending time with us in a Casual Conversation on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 pm EasternNOTE THE TIME.  She is the “third horse” in our troika discussing aspects the Russian invasion of Ukraine, following Professor Emeritus Robert O.