Barbara Sofer

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Barbara Sofer
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Award-winning writer and lecturer Barbara Sofer grew up in a small town in Connecticut, and moved to Israel in 1971. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her articles -taking on a wide range of subjects from ethnic cooking to terrorism--have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Parents, Readers' Digest, Woman's Day, Hadassah Magazine and Inside Magazine among many others. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Friday Jerusalem Post.

Barbara has written five books and contributed to several others

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Jerusalem Post

The Human Spirit: Their lives after  

By Barbara Sofer

Greta Fischer fled from Czechoslovakia just in time to escape the Nazis. She was among the first volunteers to return to Europe in June 1945. Her assignment? Nurturing the child survivors back to emotional health.

Never heard of this Jewish woman? An exhibit about her opened at Tel Aviv University in January. A Greta Fischer School with a focus on respect and empowerment operates in Germany.

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