Monty Hall October 2017
The gameshow host and philanthropist Monty Hall, who died in 2017, recalls a telephone conversation I had with him after A Forgotten Land was published. He was tremendously excited by the book and recounted this Passover story to me. The story relates to Babtsy, my grandmother’s great-aunt, and her arrival in Winnipeg from Russia.
Family Tree magazine October 2017
Lisa Cooper provides a unique insight into the effects of the Russian Revolution, as she shares the story of her grandmother Pearl, who rode the railroads illegally to buy, sell and barter food during the famine that followed the Revolution.
Jewish Telegraph October 2017
Jews never had an easy time of it in Russia. Forced into certain areas by the tsarist empire and beset by pogroms, the Russian Revolution, in 1917, seemed to give some hope to the country’s Jewish population.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto
Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
17 May 2018, 7.30pm
Millennium Library, Winnipeg
23 May 2018, 12.30pm
Lanny Remis Group, Winnipeg
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
24 May 2018, 12pm
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Warsaw
Hilton Hotel and Convention Centre
6 August 2018, 1.30pm
BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live September 2017
I was thrilled to be invited to appear on BBC Radio to tell my grandmother's stories of growing up in the Russian Empire and to talk about Russia with the wonderful Marc Almond