Welcome from Irene Levin Berman


Welcome to my website and my Journey Back in Time. My book “We are Going to Pick Potatoes," Norway and the Holocaust, The Untold Story has been published by Hamilton Books, a subdivision of the Roman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

The book was originally published in Norway in 2008 to very good reviews.  In personally translating the Norwegian text into English, I adapted the content somewhat for English readers.  In the process I found myself adding some additional information which I have acquired since the Norwegian publication.

The English version of the book was launched at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford on April 1, 2010. Following the launch, I have had the pleasure of presenting my book to a number of people of surprising diversity. The public’s interest in my story does not seem to be limited to any one group.

Since then I feel as if I have been living on a merry-go-round, although it has been a very exciting and rewarding ride. Read about these adventures in my blog.

The most exciting news of 2011 was the following endorsement from Nobel Laureate, activist and probably the most renowned Holocaust survivor in the world, Elie Wiesel, who stated the following:

This "untold story" about what happened to Norwegian Jews
during the Holocaust deserves to be told – and now it is.
                                        Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate


Mr. Wiesel’s support makes me more determined than ever to continue to tell my story. 





Upcoming Events

  • Oct 27 2013

    The Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts

  • Nov 10 2013

    Vennligfolk Lodge, Sons of Norway, Plover Municipal Building, Plover, Wisconsin

  • Nov 11 2013

    University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) LIFE (Learning is Forever) Program, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Nov 12 2013

    Senior Fellowship of the Woodlands Church, Plover, Wisconsin

  • Nov 19 2013

    The Old Guard, Inc. – a large group of retired professionals interested in traditional values and furthering social good in the community, West Hartford, CT


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