Marlene S. Englander & Hinda Zarkey Saul - Mandel JCC Festival of Books
Book: My Dear Hindalla Remember Me, Letters from a Lost World May 1937 - January 1940
What was everyday life like in the late 1930s before World War II and the Holocaust? How did friendships endure? My Dear Hindalla Remember Me is a tribute to friendship and a testament to the rich heritage of a world that is lost, but not forgotten. Englander compiles a series of letters, translated from Yiddish, between her mother Hinda Zarkey Saul and her friend Nochum Berman. The reader learns the story of Hinda as a teenager trying to adjust to her new life in the United States, while Nochum remains in Lithuania, hoping to come to America. Through his letters, their hopeful friendship unfolds. Their correspondence provides a welcome refuge as the comfortable life they once knew is unraveling. My Dear Hindalla Remember Me was recently named an award-winning finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards.
Cleveland's Own Marlene Saul Englander was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Since receiving her Master's degree in Library Science, she has worked as a medical librarian, currently at Cleveland Clinic. In her spare time she is a flutist in a number of ensembles and also spends time working on the mysteries of her family's genealogy. Marlene resides in Shaker Heights.
Marlene's mother Hinda Zarkey Saul, whose letters are featured in this collection, is also one of Cleveland's Own. She was born in Li Mandel JCC Festival of Jewish Books and Authors Presented in Partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Librarythuania and emigrated to the United States in 1937. Hinda attended Glenville High School and pursued her interest in art and worked at American Greetings and Warner Brothers and also worked at the family furniture business. Hinda was married to well-known local businessman and film collector Jack Saul, who passed away in 2009. She now lives in South Euclid.
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