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Steal a Pencil for Me

Steal a Pencil for Me

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Published by Lion Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11121391M
ISBN 100874603994
ISBN 109780874603996

Opera Colorado, under the direction of Maestro Pelto and General Director Greg Carpenter, has lately shown a deep commitment to producing new works. I am so sorry to learn of her passing, but she will be remembered fondly by myself and my family here in Texas. His sister, Betty, turned 90 in April She wrote the libretto for Steal a Pencil for Me, a full-length opera about Holocaust survivors, based on the book of the same title, with composer Gerald Cohen, which won the Frontiers Competition at Ft. April They were reunited on June 23,

Their personal narrative was set against the larger historical tragedy of the Holocaust, and so was a way Steal a Pencil for Me book dramatizing that overwhelming historical period, while inspiring a strong connection to the main characters. Later, Jack was on the train liberated by the Russians and Ina was on the train liberated by the Americans. Not slowed down by some hearing problems, Jack recalled his odd experiences with gusto, though, as with most old married couples, Ina had to correct him occasionally on a few historic points. We have a few other friends where similar things took place, where two people met in the camps, and one was married. I called up Ina and Jaap to tell them I was interested in writing an opera about them. Ohayon glosses over some of the story's thornier aspects, never giving Manja a presence outside of being a stubborn obstacle, or exploring in much detail Ina's relationship with another man whom she loved equally.

At the last minute, orders are changed, and the train is routed to Bergen-Belsen in northwest Germany. June 9, Condolences to your entire family. I started looking for them I found her Facebook, and I was thrilled and wanted to talk to her. At the time I was 10 years old and was together with my mother and older sister on the train you liberated. When he first suggested the idea three years ago, Jack and Ina were both surprised. IT was beautiful.


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But for Jack and Ina, their love was even stronger. I saw Jaap weeping, not surprisingly, at a scene showing his parents being sent on a train to Auschwitz—a scene that he had often described in his talks.

I had so wanted Ina and Jaap to see the opera in its fully produced form, but unfortunately, Ina and Jaap were no longer alive. When the Germans invaded The Netherlands, he was deported to Westerbork, a transit camp where he worked as a school principal.

We we were fortunate to know Ina. I look forward to the opportunity to continue her and her husbands legacy to everyone I know! Ina remembers feeling at home in Holland as she grew up.

Deborah Brevoort

Writing an opera is a big challenge; getting an opera produced when it has not been commissioned by an opera company is another, and perhaps even bigger challenge. On April 23,he was liberated by the Russian Army and then he contracted and survived spotted typhus.

I called up Ina and Jaap Steal a Pencil for Me book tell them I was interested in writing an opera about them. When the husband, his wife, and his new girlfriend are deported to Westerbork, they actually find themselves living in the same barracks.

It is based on the true story of Jaap and Ina Polak, whom the composer has known for the last 25 years, and who recently celebrated their th and 90th birthdays.

As often is the case, Steal a Pencil for Me book size of the pit determined the size of the orchestra; we decided on a chamber orchestra of 14 players: 6 winds, 6 strings, piano and percussion.

And, through my long connection to my congregation, with its diverse intergenerational population, I have gotten to know many wonderful people and have had the opportunity, both through music and in our personal relationships, to help them celebrate joyous occasions and to find ways to grieve in difficult times.

And once again, the presence of the Polaks at this time transformed the process into something quite extraordinary. Ina, who was a radiant, young year old at our performance, developed cancer the next year and died in ; Jaap died at age in She was a wonderful woman with ageless spirit.

Soon the trains started rolling from Westerbork to the concentration camps, and in FebruaryJack and Manja are sent to Bergen-Belsen. Then began one of the extraordinary parts of creating the opera. I am the child of immigrants—my parents both left Europe in the s because of the threat of persecution and war.

I so wished I could have meet Ina in person, but through the documentary I feel as though they are family.

InMr. Opera Colorado, under the direction of Maestro Pelto and General Director Greg Carpenter, has lately shown a deep commitment to producing new works.

The generation of survivors is growing old, and fairly soon it will be up to subsequent generations to continue to share and remember.

Ari Pelto, the conductor infound the opera compelling, and when he soon after became music director of Opera Colorado he championed our opera, and the company decided to mount the premiere production. Thank you for blessing me! Deborah had many other projects going on, but once she read the letters, she felt that she must be part of telling this story as well.

Meanwhile, Jack had locked eyes with Ina at a party and resolved that she was the woman for him.

Exchanging love letters in Westerbork and Bergen

Thirty-year old Jaap Polak is unhappily Steal a Pencil for Me book to Manja, a social butterfly with a sharp tongue. Jack Polak was a founder and served as president and chairman of the Anne Frank Center USA for many years, and has been the keynote speaker nationwide for over openings of the Anne Frank traveling exhibitions.

He was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and a director of a number of public companies. I hope Jack is doing well, prayers to the whole family! Please accept my condolences for the loss of Ina.

They were reunited on June 23, Steal a Pencil for Me book are with your family.The Hardcover of the Steal a Pencil for Me: Love Letters from Camp Bergen-Belsen and Westerbork by Jaap Polak, Ina Soep, Ina Soep | at Barnes & Noble B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpAuthor: Jaap Polak.

Mar 16,  · Steal a Pencil for Me. D: Michèle Ohayon. Israeli director Ohayon puts a unique spin on stories of the Holocaust with Steal a Pencil for Me, adapted from the nonfiction book.

See more of Pleasant View Senior Center on Facebook. Log In. or.Pdf 30,  · Steal a Pencil for Me is a wonderful documentary telling the compelling love story of 2 people caught in the roundup of Jews in Holland. It is quite suitable for children over age 11 to watch, in that it does not show torture or ovens, tjarrodbonta.com: Documentary.Steal a Pencil for Me Critics Consensus Steal a Pencil For Me is a unique Holocaust story that pays tribute to the strength of the human spirit in the face of enormous hardship%.Ina worked in ebook secretarial area and she would steal bits of paper ebook tiny pencils.

For it was those letters that gave each a sense of hope. Sadly, Ina's letters were lost, but A very different story of the Holocaust, for this is one in which two prisoners fall in love in the midst of the horror and persecution/5.