“1939" Club Attracts Many Younger Members
Richard Chesnoff, senior correspondent
for U.S. News and World Report and author of the new book, Pack
of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and
Committed the Greatest Theft in History, addressed a crowd of
more than 100 prospective new “1939” Club members at the
home of Hershey Felder on Saturday evening, March 18, 2000.
Attendees were spellbound
by Chesnoff’s thorough description of the complicity of other
countries with the Germans in appropriating Jewish assets before
and during World War II. Many questions followed.
In addition, President
William Elperin ably informed prospective members of the
Club’s many activities and causes.
And, we were all treated
to a preview of Hershey Felder’s One-Man-Show, George
Gershwin Alone. Hershey
is the only individual ever given permission by the Gershwin
family to portray George on the stage. He played “Rhapsody in
Blue” for the prospective members.
(Mr. Felder donated the
proceeds of his show at the Tiffany Theater on April 1st
and 2nd for the benefit of the Los Angeles teenagers
participating in this year’s March of the Living in Poland and
Israel. Due to
popular demand, he will be performing George Gershwin Alone again
from June 2-June 25. For ticket information, contact the Tiffany
Theater Box Office at (310) 289-2999.)
As a result of this
stirring event and other outreach efforts on the part of Sharona
Justman, Membership Chairperson and other committed Board
members, The “1939” Club has added 75 new members to our
roster. Altogether, about 200 of our members are second