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The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem. Photo by David Shankbone under Creativ Commons, Atribution, No derivitives license
Shining a Light on Those Forgotten and Lost
April 17, 2020
In honor of Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance for Holocaust victims, we talk to people who place remembering those we often overlook at the center of their work.
Pope Francis greats the faithful in Vargihna Brazil. Photo by Agencia Brazil under Creative Commons Atribution 3.0 Brazil license.
Beyond Charity: Pope Francis Boosts the Universal Basic Wage April 17, 2020
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged social movements to advocate for a universal basic wage for those whose work often goes overlooked -- the caregivers, grocery clerks, truck drivers, custodians and more. The idea is not a new one, but it is gaining currency in the coronavirus pandemic when the labor of “essential workers” is undervalued. What is a universal basic wage and why is it being championed by one of the world’s most popular religious leaders? Will Francis’ suggestion be taken up by others in the Catholic church and beyond?

Nathan Schneider, assistant professor of religion and economics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That is Shaping the Next Economy, and a contributor to American Magazine on the topic of Pope Francis and universal basic wage.

Sister Simone Campbell, Catholic nun and executive director of Network, a social justice lobby organization, and author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community.

Nathan Schneider
University of Colorado, Boulder

Cover of "A Nun on the Bus"

A Nun on the Bus:
How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community

Portrait of Margaret McMullan, courtesy Margaret McMullan
A Journey to Remember: Finding the Hidden Branches on the Family Tree April 17, 2020
Margaret McMullan was visiting Israel’s Yad Vashem museum when she discovered a Jewish relative killed in the Holocaust. “You must remember this man,” an archivist there told her. “No one has ever properly remembered him.” That started a decade-long journey that took her from her Mississippi home to Hungary and back and resulted in her memoir, Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss and Return.

Margaret McMullan, author of nine books including Where the Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss and Return. You can see photographs of the Jewish family she discovered on her website.

Cover of "Where the Angles Lived", via Calypso Editions

Where the Angles Lived:
One Family’s Story of Exile, Loss and Return
Calypso Editions
The Tower of Faces at  the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum. Public Domain image by flickr user DSDugan
The Legacy of the Holocaust: Carrying Trauma Across Generations April 17, 2020
From denial, we turn to the experiences of first and second-generation survivors.  Social service provider Jenni Frumer of Next Generations in West Palm Beach, Florida, describes popular misconceptions about survivors and their families.  Guests include Dr. David Kupfer, a trauma-informed psychologist, and Stephanie Shweiki, a mom of three, reflects on her experiences as a third-generation survivor.  Kupfer and Shweiki describe how the long shadow of the Holocaust influences their outlook and identity.

Jenni Frumer, Ph.D., LCSW, MSEd, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Next Generations.

David L. Kupfer Ph.D., clinical psychologist.

Stephanie Schweiki.


Jenni Frumer courtesy Jenni Frumer and Assoc

Jenni Frumer
Courtesy Jenni Frumer & Assoc

Gertrude Zoberman Kupfer wearing a sweater with the letter E as she is trying to pass as a Catholic named Elizabeth-courtesy David Kupfer-

Gertrude Zoberman Kupfer, David's mother.
The letter "E" on her sweater is for Elizabeth - the name she used to pass as Catholic.
Courtesy David Kupfer

Henry Kupfer MD with his first wife Lara and their daughter Tamara-courtesy David Kupfer

Henry Kupfer, MD with his first wife Lara and their daughter Tamara.
Dr. Kupfer survived the Holocaust when he was involuntarily evacuated to the USSR.
He returned to Poland to find his entire family dead at the hands of the Nazis. 
Courtesy David Kupfer

Stephanie Schweiki courtesy Stephanie Schweike

Stephanie Schweiki
Courtesy Stephanie Schweiki


Music for this week's episode by MC Yogi, and Blue Dot Sessions.

Music for Manatees
, Heartbreaking, and Pensif by  Kevin MacLeod/Incompitech
under Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0

J. S. Bach's "Chaconne" Violin Partita No 2 in D minor BWV 1004 performed by Ben Goldstein