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2017:

April 22:
The Smithtown Library. One North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787 | 631.360.2480 | 2:00pm-3:00pm
Adult – Exit Berlin

This is a special presentation by Charlotte R. Bonelli, the director of the archives of the American Jewish Committee in New York City and author of Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany.

2016:

May 15:
Congregation Kol Haverim. 1079 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT 06033 | 860.633.3966 | 10:30am-12:00pm

May 3:
Trumbull Library. 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 | 203.452.5197 | 6:30pm
Honoring Yom HaShoah

Holocaust Remembrance Day

A special presentation by Charlotte R. Bonelli, the director of the archives of the American Jewish Committee in New York City and author of Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany.

Free and open to the public.

May 1:
North Bellmore Public Library. 1551 Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710 | 516.785.6260 | 2:00pm

2015:

November 5:
Long Beach Public Library. 111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561 | 516.432.7201 | 2:00pm-3:00pm

November 4:
Temple Am Echad. One Saperstein Plaza, Lynbrook, NY 11563 | 516.593.4004 | 7:30pm

November 3:
Bergenfield Public Library. 50 W. Clinton Ave., Bergenfield, NJ, 07621 | 201.387.4040 | 10:30am-11:30am

October 27:
Congregation Beth Israel. 5600 N Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX, 77096 | 713.271.7369 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
Charlotte Bonelli–Cong. Beth Israel

Author Charlotte Bonelli will be speaking about her book, Exit Berlin.

October 7:
Old Bridge Library. One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge NJ, 08857 | 732.721.5600 | 7:00pm
Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany

Come meet author Charlotte R. Bonelli, who will discuss her book that is based on a selection of letters from a woman who escaped Nazi Germany.

October 4:
Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey.

September 30:
East Northport Public Library. 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, NY 11731 | 631.261.2313 | 7:00pm
Exit Berlin

Author Charlotte Bonelli will discuss her new book Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany. The book is based on letters discovered in the New York City apartment of Luzie Hatch, a German Jewish refugee. The young Hatch arrived in New York shortly after Kristallnacht with the help of her American cousin, industrialist Arnold Hatch. Exit Berlin has been called “a powerful work that sheds
light on what one person with determination could—and could not do—to save those she loved.” Charlotte Bonelli is director of the Archives of the American Jewish Committee. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. No registration required.

September 19:
Danbury Public Library. 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 | 203.797.4505 | 2:00pm-3:30pm
“Exit Berlin”: WWII Author Talk

Author Charlotte Bonelli will talk about the heroic efforts of Luzie Hatch to rescue her family from the clutches of the Nazis. She was able to rescue her immediate family but many of her relatives perished in the Holocaust despite her efforts. The book and talk are based on her World War II correspondence.

August 20:
Peninsula Public Library. 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY 11559 | 516.239.3262 | 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Charlotte Bonelli

Exit Berlin is based on a rare collection of WW II-era letters discovered by chance in the New York studio apartment of Luzie Hatch, a German Jewish refugee from Berlin. These letters, personalizing one family’s ordeal, eloquently relay a tale of both horrendous abuse and life-threatening bureaucratic barriers. From Kristallnacht to “Good Citizen,” this is an important read.

July 14:
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library. 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557 | 516.374.1967 | 7:00pm-8:15pm
Author Visit – Charlotte R. Bonelli “Exit Berlin”

Location: Boehm Meeting Room

July 13:
Ridgefield Public Library. 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 | 203.438.2282 | 7:00pm-8:30pm

Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany with Charlotte Bonelli. Please register.

Lesley Lambton 203-438-2282 lalambton@ridgefieldlibrary.org
Main Program Room

June 30:
Henry Waldinger Memorial Library. 60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, NY 11582 | 516.825.6422 | 7:00pm-8:15pm

SPECIAL EVENT: Author Charlotte Bonelli will attend the Book Club meeting!

Valley Stream Book Club will meet. Title to be discussed is Exit Berlin, by Charlotte Bonelli.

June 17:
Englewood Public Library. 31 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631 | 201.568.2215 | 7:15pm-8:45pm

June 10:
Congregation Beth Tikvah. 3710 Woodbine Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793 | 516.785.2445

May 19:
AJC’s Dallas Regional Office. Mankoff Center for Jewish Learning, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230 | 2nd floor of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center | 7:00pm

April 20:
Temple Oheb Shalom. 7310 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410.358.0105 | 7:00pm
Presentation with Charlotte Bonelli, followed by book signing with coffee and sweets reception.

April 20:
Jewish Federation of Delaware. Siegel Jewish Community Center, 101 Garden of Eden Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 | 302.427.2100 | 8:30am-10:00am
Exit Berlin event

April 17:
Loyola University Book Club. 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660 | 773.274.3000

April 16:
Humanities Lecture at Loyola University. 1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660 | 773.274.3000

April 16:
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. 126 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.787.4570 |

April 15:
Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation. 4500 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076 | 847.675.4141 | 7:30pm
Free and open to the public.

January 13:
Monroe Township Library. 4 Municipal Plaza, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 | 1:00pm
Holocaust author to speak at Monroe library

Charlotte Bonelli, author of “Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany,” will appear at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza. The event, co-sponsored by the Henry Ricklis Holocaust Memorial Committee, is part of the library’s Meet the Author series.

One week after Kristallnacht in 1938, German Jew Luzie Hatch fled Berlin to resettle in New York. Industrialist Arnold Hatch, her American-born cousin, was her rescuer. Luzie served as an advocate for the requests of German relatives asking for Arnold’s help. Bonelli uses correspondence in Luzie and Arnold’s preserved letters as a narrative for biographical information and the unfamiliar side of Holocaust history. The story will be told through slides and discussion.

Light refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase. Free tickets are available at the library welcome desk.

2014:

December 10:
Kemmerer Library Harding Township. 19 Blue Mill Rd, New Vernon, NJ | 5:00pm-7:00pm
A discussion of “Exit Berlin” with author Charlotte Bonelli

A discussion of “Exit Berlin” with author Charlotte Bonelli will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kemmerer Library, 19 Blue Mill Road, in the New Vernon section of Harding Township. The book tells the incredible story of Luzie Hatch who, after having made it to the U.S. in 1938, worked tirelessly and successfully to get her family away from Hitler’s Germany. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, visit http://www.hardinglibrary.org.

December 7:
Congregation Beth Emeth. 100 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208 | 518.436.9761 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Beth Emeth Sisterhood/Brotherhood Brunch – Speaker: Charlotte Bonelli

Charlotte Bonelli, author of Exit Berlin, researched material at the CBE archives. This book is all about the Hatch Family from Albany (and members of CBE) and their attempt in saving their family members from Germany. Bonelli will autograph her book and will take questions from the audience. Check out her website at http://www.exitberlin.org.

This program is being underwritten by the Rabbi Scott L. Shpeen Distinquished Artist Fund at Congregation Beth Emeth.

CLICK HERE for Registration Form.

November 18:
Hebrew Union College. 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH | 5:00pm
Charlotte Bonelli – Author of Exit Berlin

AJC Cincinnati The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and
In partnership with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
Presents:
Charlotte Bonelli, author,
Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany

Tuesday, November 18
5:00 Reception
5:30 Program

American Jewish Archives, Jewish Foundation International Learning Center
On the campus of Hebrew Union College
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Free and open to the public: Click Here to Register

Listen to unique insight into Nazi Germany and the Holocaust from the perspective of Luzie Hatch, a young German Jewish woman. With the help of an American cousin, Luzie escaped from Berlin shortly after Kristallnacht in November 1938 and started a new life in New York, where she worked for AJC until her retirement in 1977. Exit Berlin is based on a collection of 300 letters, found in Luzie’s New York apartment after her death in 2001. The collection includes copies of the letters Luzie’s sent to family and friends, as well as their responses, from locations such as Germany, Shanghai, France, Bolivia, England, and Canada. Meticulously organized by Luzie, these letters chronicle her escape from Nazi Germany to America, and her attempts to assist her parents and relatives still in Europe.

Bonelli will speak about how she wrote this book, conducting interviews with Luzie’s family members, correspondents’ descendants, survivors, and historians, to complement the stories shared through Luzie’s life and letters.

Exit Berlin will be available for purchase or bring your own copy to sign.

For more information, contact Naomi at rubenn@ajc.org or 513.621.4020

November 17:
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. 1125 College Ave, Columbus, OH 43209 | 614.231.2731 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
Charlotte Bonelli author of Exit Berlin

Bonelli, who is the director of the American Jewish Committee Archives, will discuss her work, Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany. The JCC lobby will continue to showcase books and authors through December, just in time for the holidays.

November 17:
Ohio State University. 281 W. Lane Ave, Columbus, OH | 614.292.6446 | 1:50pm-3:10pm
Discussion and Book-signing at “History of the Holocaust” class at South Campus Gateway, Theater One, 1550 N. High St.

November 16:
King Avenue Methodist Church. 299 King Avenue, Columbus, OH | 614.424.6050, Ext. 102 | 10:00am
Exit Berlin – Author Visit

Our church is privileged to host Charlotte Bonelli. She is the Head Archivist of the American Jewish Committee in New York. Ms Bonelli is the author of the acclaimed Exit Berlin and is in Columbus for a series of lectures and appearances at Ohio State, King Avenue, and Jewish organizations. Her visit is sponsored by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of History at Ohio State, and King Avenue.

Exit Berlin is unique in that it presents the conversation between American and German Jews in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s as the situation in Germany deteriorates. Usually the American voices are not documented. It tells the true story of a young, immigrant Jewish woman’s effort to save her extended family when she has essentially no re- sources in America.

On Sunday, November 16, at 10am, we shall hear her presentation at King Avenue on “The Importance of the Family during the Holocaust.” Obviously this is a special opportunity for our church. Her book will be on sale in the milling area on November 9.

November 11:
Merrick Jewish Centre. 225 Fox Boulevard, Merrick, NY 11566 | 516.379.8650 | 8:15pm
Kristallnacht Program (“Night of the Broken Glass”)

Kristallnacht or “The Night of Broken Glass” commemorates the pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria which took place on November 9th through the 10th in 1938. The name Kristallnacht comes from the shards of broken glass which littered the streets after Jewish owned stores, buildings and synagogues were smashed or burned to the ground. We have invited a very special guest speaker to join us to Kristallnacht. Her name is Charlotte Bonelli and she is the author of Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany. Ms. Bonelli has written a wonderfully illuminating book based on the correspondence of a woman by the name of Luzie Hatch, a German Jew who fled Berlin to resettle in New York just one week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938. Luzie Hatch was rescued by an American born cousin and once here she became the advocate for family left behind. Luzie Hatch preserved her letters both to and from far flung relatives which are now housed at the American Jewish Committee archives. The heart-rending collection of letters takes us to a place where we can very much personalize the ordeal Luzie Hatch’s relatives were enduring.

November 9:
Florida Holocaust Museum. 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL | 2:00pm-3:30pm
Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Join us as we commemorate Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass. The program includes a commemorative ceremony followed by keynote speaker, Charlotte Bonelli, author of Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family From Nazi Germany.

Free to all.

November 1:
Barnes & Noble. 270 Buckland Hills Dr. #1024, Manchester, CT | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Book Signing

October 26:
Museum of Jewish Heritage. 36 Battery Place, New York, NY | 212.415.5500 | 2:30pm
Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany
Author Charlotte Bonelli with Historian Susan Zuccotti

Just a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, young Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin to resettle in New York.

Her rescuer was an American-born cousin and industrialist, Arnold Hatch. Arnold spoke no German, so Luzie quickly became translator, intermediary and advocate for family left behind. Through letters from German relatives, making desperate requests for help, she reveals an unfamiliar side of Holocaust history.

There will be a book signing following this event.

October 22:
Aardmore Book Club. Aardmore, PA
Author Charlotte Bonelli

October 21:
Main Line School Night. 260 Gulph Creek Rd, Radnor, PA | 610.687.0460 | 7:30pm-8:30pm
Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany
Author Charlotte Bonelli

Listen to unique insight into Nazi Germany and the Holocaust from the perspective of Luzie Hatch, a young German Jewish woman. With the help of an American cousin, Luzie escaped from Berlin shortly after Kristallnacht in November 1938 and started a new life in New York, where she worked for AJC until her retirement in 1977. Exit Berlin is based on a collection of 300 letters, found in Luzie’s New York apartment after her death in 2001. The collection includes copies of the letters Luzie’s sent to family and friends, as well as their responses, from locations such as Germany, Shanghai, France, Bolivia, England, and Canada. Meticulously organized by Luzie, these letters chronicle her escape from Nazi Germany to America, and her attempts to assist her parents and relatives still in Europe. Bonelli will speak about how she wrote this book, conducting interviews with Luzie’s family members, correspondents’ descendants, survivors, and historians, to complement the stories shared through Luzie’s life and letters. Exit Berlin will be available for purchase ($25) or bring your own copy for signing.

October 21:
Richard Stockton College. 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, NJ | 10:30am-12:30pm
Lecture with Charlotte Bonelli

October 20:
Margate JCC. 501 N Jerome Ave, Margate City, NJ
Details to be announced

July 24:
Westchester Book Club.
Author Charlotte Bonelli

May 20:
Exit Berlin’s Book Launch at AJC Headquarters [C-SPAN Streaming]
Suzanne Jaffe; AJC Executive Director, David Harris; Author, Charlotte Bonelli; and Heike Bachmann

Charlotte Bonelli talked about her book, Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany, in which she looks at a collection of letters written between American industrialist Arnold Hatch and his extended family trapped in Nazi Germany. She said the letters provide an insight into the worsening condition for Jews in Germany in the late 1930s and the mindset of American Jews and the American government during this period. The letters were collected by Luzie Hatch, a cousin of Arnold Hatch, who fled Germany for the U.S. in 1938 and acted as Arnold’s German translator. This event was held at the American Jewish Committee in New York City.

April 29:
Holocaust Museum & Tolerance Center of Nassau County. Welwyn Preserve | 100 Crescent Beach Road | Glen Cove, NY 11542 | 516.571.8040
Exit Berlin Exhibit, Book Launch & Meet the Author [ Photos of Event ]
AJC Executive Director, David Harris, and Author, Charlotte Bonelli

Many would label her life as “unremarkable.”

For more than three decades, Luzie Hatch, a German Jewish refugee from Berlin, who lived alone, took the subway from her Queens studio apartment to AJC headquarters in Manhattan where she worked as an administrative assistant.

The chance discovery of her WW II-era correspondence by an estate executor revealed that Luzie Hatch’s life was far from “unremarkable.” This rare and heartrending correspondence is the basis of Exit Berlin, authored by Charlotte Bonelli, Director of the AJC Archives, will be released in April.

This exhibit will come to life and transport you back to a critical time in history.

Sponsored by AJC and HMTC

April 28:
92nd Street Y. 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128 | 212.415.5500
Imagining Baden Through The Eyes of Four Jewish Women
Angelika Schindler and Charlotte Bonelli

In 1940 the quaint spa town of Baden, Germany was part of a Nazi test case for mass deportation. Over 6,500 Jews from the region were sent to Vichy France’s Gurs camp. Through the lens of a poet, hotel owner, upper class housewife and retiree, we explore Jewish life in Baden, the Vichy Transport and the struggle to survive in Gurs. Artwork by Gurs inmates will be on view.

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