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After surviving the Holocaust, Shoshana Comet (1923-2012) could not speak about her experiences. One day in 1968, Shoshana announced that she had joined a course on weaving. At home, she wove five 6-foot high tapestries which served as a means to unshackle herself from her holocaust trauma. Shoshana then trained to become a psychotherapist, working with Holocaust survivors and their families who had been scarred by their experience. (See Ted Comet, Transforming Trauma Into Creative Energy, March 10, 2014)

Ted is giving tours of Shoshana’s tapestries to diverse groups, including students from Germany. For the past year, these tours are virtual, developed and conducted by DOROT, an innovative leader in designing intergenerational programs, supportive services and opportunities that enhance the lives of older adults.

Opening remarks

Consul Heiko Schwarz
Head of Political Department, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York

Rachel Stern
Director and CEO, Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art

About the Speaker:

Ted Comet is Honorary Associate Executive Vice President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which is engaged in rescue, relief and reconstruction activities in over 70 countries worldwide. He was born in Cleveland and now lives in New York City. Ted founded the Salute to Israel Parade and has received numerous awards for his work during a lifetime of community service.

The event is organized in partnership with DOROT.

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