Please help us make Oregon the 11th state to mandate Holocaust education! We have a bill! SB 664 needs your support! It will be introduced in the coming weeks. Please contact OR legislators and ask them to co-sponsor it. Sample scripts and legislative contact info can be found at this link. Please SHARE and ask your friends to call and email too! Ty! #OR11

Alter Wiener, OR Holocaust survivor

RIP Arthur Stern; father, grandfather, friend, American Hero

We at 94 Maidens are heartbroken and completely saddened by another devastating loss as we mourn the recent passing of our dear friend, American WWII HERO, MR. ARTHUR STERN. Arthur was sweet, humble, and as kind as they get and today would have been his 97th birthday. Arthur was an amazing father, grandfather, soldier, citizen, and we were blessed to be able to call him our friend. We thank him for his service and wish him a happy heavenly birthday. May he rest in eternal peace. This world just lost a true mensch in every sense of the word. The void is palpable. His memory is already our blessing. For many years, Arthur would not speak of his experiences as a foot soldier in Germany during WWII. In 2012, we were lucky to be able to get him to finally open up. Please click here to watch as Arthur describes what he saw when he liberated the Nazi concentration camp, Dachau. You can find more video clips of our interview with Arthur Stern at our 94 Maidens YouTube channel. RIP Sir Arthur. We adored you. You were a great man and you will be greatly missed. 😢

Author visit with students who read 94 Maidens at Bensalem High School!

94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman and Holocaust survivor David Tuck met with Mrs. Christine Elberson’s “Triumph and Tragedy” class today at Bensalem High School in PA to discuss the book and also hear Mr. Tuck’s harrowing story of survival. This is the second year in a row that Rhonda has been invited to BHS to discuss the book with students and she says that she is always blown away by the take-away lessons that the students tell her they get from reading 94 Maidens and how it has impacted them and even changed how they approach things in their lives now. Students described feeling more understanding and patient with a new-found desire to dig deeper to see what lies beneath certain habits that they may find unappealing in others, including elder members of their families. They also described feeling more tolerant since reading the book. They added that even the saddest parts of the story were written with grace and dignity for the characters. And one bright and lovely student, Lily, called Rhonda a “bad-ass” because in the book, Rhonda didn’t stop until she accomplished her goals and Lily felt that there was something to be learned from that as well! Wow! Music to our ears!!!
THANK YOU, Mrs. Elberson and students for reading 94 Maidens in the classroom and for inviting us to visit so that we could learn and discuss more! We’re starting our weekend with a warm feeling in our hearts thanks to all of you! Also, we donated a copy of 94 Maidens to the High School library so that every student at BHS would have access to the book. Happy reading!

Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School introduces 94 Maidens into curriculum!

What a great way to start off the New Year! Author Rhonda Fink-Whitman personally delivered a few classroom sets of her book 94 Maidens to Community Academy of Philadelphia CS (CHS) today! The books will be read by 8th and 10th graders and CAP teachers are excited to use the free downloadable Teacher’s Guide available at this website! Kudos CAP! And THANK YOU for introducing 94 Maidens into your curriculum and using it in the classroom! We know that your bright and wonderful students will learn a lot about the Holocaust from reading the book and we look forward to hearing their feedback when we come back later this year for a Q & A with the author! In the meantime…good reading!

*Attention Other Educators: 94 Maidens has one additional classroom set (31 books) immediately available and it’s up for grabs! Books are $15 ea., but if your school purchases by Jan. 10, we’ll discount them! Plus we will deliver the books for free if your school is located within a 30 mile radius of Phila., OR we’ll ship ANYWHERE (shipping not included.) First come, first served! Email us at 94maidens@gmail.com if your school is interested!