Exciting week here in Lausanne! I will give you some highlights:
1. I was invited to meet the U.S. Ambassador in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. It is a Fulbright reception with the other Fulbrighters. I’m pretty excited- it will be on October 18.
2. I’m heading to Basel tomorrow, to meet with two scholars, Antonia Schmidlin and Ivan Lefkovitz, who is a survivor, and hopefully get some new reading material.
3. Next week, I will be traveling to Paris for a few days. Among the meetings I have are: Serge Klarsfeld (look him up- http://www.klarsfeldfoundation.org/), Katy Hazan at O.S.E. Paris, Lili Garel (look up Georges Garel/Reseau Garel to learn more about her…http://www.memoresist.org/spip.php?page=oublionspas_detail&id=866 is a site about her husband Georges), and two friends. I will be conducting an oral history testimony with Lili Garel. The rest of the time I will be working in the CDJC archives at the Memorial de la Shoah in Paris.
4. I met up with the other Fulbrighters last Sunday in Geneva. We went to the food market and tried lots of new things, including fresh anchovies and hot peppers stuffed with fresh cheese. It was really fun to get to meet everyone!
5. Spending the Jewish holidays with the Jewish Community in Lausanne has been great.
6. I booked a trip to Amsterdam to do an oral history testimony with Mr. Aronson. Janice (from Brandeis) is going to meet me there from London so we can see the city together!
7. I have a trip planned to Neuchatel, for fun, and to Uster near Zurich for another oral history taping.
8. I’ve been making friends and getting closer with my etage at Falaises and with some of the other Boursiers from all different countries.
9. Upcoming news…doing some work for the World Health Organization in Geneva a few days a week!
10. Upcoming visitors- Jackie in November, mom in December!
Keep an eye out for new photos on Facebook soon! Check out the links I’ve posted about the people I will meet.