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88.5 CBC Radio One Presents Sunday-@-the Segal with Yehudi Lindeman
September 2007

CBC Radio One

Sunday-@-the Segal

A series of intimate conversation and riveting lectures at
The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre

with Yehudi Lindeman

Kicking off this season of first class theatre at The Segal is one of the most important works of the 20th Century - The Diary of Anne Frank. Don't miss the return of the always-interesting Sunday-@-the-Segal for this upcoming production as we welcome professor Yehudi Lindeman.

Yehudi Lindeman is Professor Emeritus of English at McGill University and the founder and past Director of Living Testimonies, the Holocaust Video Archive at McGill, which is a centre for Holocaust research and documentation. A child survivor of the Holocaust, he was separated from his family in 1942 when he was four years old. For the next three years, members of the Dutch resistance moved him through fifteen different safe houses in Nazi-occupied Holland. He started the organization Child Survivors in Montreal and is a founding member of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust. Mr. Lindeman has published widely on Renaissance poetry and translation, and on resistance and rescue during the Shoah. His most recent book is Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival (2007).

“The only sense of stability I felt was when yet another stranger, some young man or woman, (a courier working for the resistance, no doubt), would take me once again to a new place of hiding, usually on the back of a bicycle. I recall feeling very safe during those many nocturnal rides, sitting close to the person in front of me, the sound of the bicycle’s tires steady and reassuring in the night. I think they gave me the only sense of faith that I ever had during those years.”

11:00 AM

Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby afterwards
(Tickets on sale now for the first preview of The Diary of Anne Frank at 1:30 pm)

Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre, 5170 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.

No reservations necessary, general admission

The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre and BMO Bank of Montreal present
The Diary of Anne Frank, October 14- November 4
For tickets call (514) 739-7944