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.
Sept 2012An event is being planned at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York City
Sept 24 2012
Learning in Retirement
Music City Vikings
The Royal Norwegian Embassy Washington, D.C. George Washington Univ.
Commemoration of the 70th year anniversary of the deportation of Norway’s Jews.
Nov 9-10 2012