Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • March 25, 2009 Area The community is invited to a talk by Suzanne Vromen, author of “Hidden Children of the Holocaust,” after minyan on Sunday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m., at Temple Israel at 475 Grove Street in Ridgewood. The talk is co-sponsored by the Adult Education committees of the Glen Rock Jewish Center and Temple Israel. Admission is free and coffee will be served. Vromen was living in Belgium when the Germans invaded the country in 1940. After a year under Nazi occupation, she and her family succeeded in escaping and ‘Hidden Children of the Holocaust’ to be presented Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from Pete Says... ome Suzanne Vromen “Brew your coffee with bottled spring water; you will have better tasting coffee with no mineral deposits.” 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 finding refuge in the Belgian Congo. But in the terrifying summer of 1942 in Belgium, when the Nazis began the brutal roundup of Jewish families, other parents searched desperately for safe haven for their children. As Vromen reveals, these children found sanctuary with other families and schools, but especially in Roman Catholic convents and orphanages. The author has interviewed those who were hidden as children, the Christian women who rescued them, and the nuns who gave the children shelter. Her book offers an inspiring chronicle of the brave individuals who risked everything to protect innocent young strangers, and a riveting account of the hidden children who lived to tell their stories. Vromen is professor emeritus of sociology at Bard College where she taught for 22 years. She has held visiting positions at Vassar College, at the University of Haifa, and recently taught as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Buber Institute of the Free University of Brussels. Among her publications are essays on collective memory, nostalgia and commemoration, the identities of Jewish-American women and Hannah Arendt’s Jewish identity. At this presentation, Vromen will be signing copies of “Hidden Children of the Holocaust.” The book will be available for $20. For more information, call 201-444-9320, E-mail to, or visit ����������������������������� ���������������������������� �������������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������������������� SAT Junioritis? 201-394-3156