Livia Bitton-Jackson Message Board

Earl Calahan posts on 3/1/2015 9:13:03 PM As i was in Germany in the US Air Force after the war, i had opportunity to observe the War Crimes trials in Nurenberg, visit Dachau, and a DP camp near Salzburg. i can testify to the reality of the Holocaust,as an observer to the evidence remains, and conversing with several resident survivors. i returned home with memory indelibly etched in my mind which still haunts me today 65 years later. The cynicism is still strong in my gut re: mankind's guilt of inhumanity. Elvira Friedman's determined indomitable spirit, along with many others in the same impossible straits, to survive a hellish bloodbath, at most impossible odds, is a miracle. Unbelievably she did survive, and attained the expertize to alert the world to the diabolical plan to exterminate a whole ethnic human group of millions. It happened, and you young people must keep the world advised to its reality. The world owes an debt never to be repaid to the excellence of the scientific, medical, technological, educational, and general accomplishments, for humanity, brought to the world by the Jewish people. May GOD richly bless them. Especially those who survived the Holocaust, to bless the world with their history, and bountiful gifts.
T.C.M posts on 3/20/2014 4:48:00 AM (I did this for a school project and felt it would be aproprite) Dear Livia Bitton Jackson, Your book, I have Lived a Thousand Years, gave me wings. I was given the wings of insight. I saw threw your book the horrers, terrors and, heart breaking moments of the holocaust. I now know that we as people must do whatever we can from stopping such things to happen again. Livia Biiton Jackson, your book gave me wings, Thea Moen 6th grader
sarah posts on 10/14/2013 7:30:23 PM Livia Bitton Jackson was born February 28 in the year of 1931. She and her mother were taken to concentration camps when Elli was 13. she and her mother suffered much pain and were treated like scum for many months, but after the germans surrendered to the Americans Elli and her mother were freed and they emigrated to America in the year of 1951. (they were freed in the year 1945, but went to America in 1951)Elli's first husbands first name was bitton and the second husbands name was Jackson. that's only some of the life of Elli friedman/Livia Bitton-Jackson! Hoped this helped with something!! thanx for reading!!! :)

Dr. Jerry M. Fay posts on 3/8/2013 5:40:42 PM After all these years, this 62 year old with a post graduate degree, read your two books about the holocaust printed by Scholastic Inc. Most of us have no idea of the events the Chosen people suffered simply for being Jewish. Thank you for your courage and willingness to share your story! Would it be an imposition to request a small autographed photo?
Alexis posts on 5/20/2012 11:27:55 PM I read I Have Lived a Thousand Years a few months ago, around December, January time. It was absolutely PHENOMINAL. I enjoyed it a lot. I never put it down. It was definitely a book I will never regret reading... I don't like reading too much... I get bored easily with it, but this book was one I never wanted to put down. It was interesting all the way through. I would LOVE to meet her sometime... I wish all of us could.
Bess posts on 12/28/2011 2:29:22 PM Is Professor Bitton-Jackson still writing her column in the Jewish Post?
bess posts on 6/4/2011 1:11:15 AM I have also read Professor Bitton-Jackson's four books and enjoyed them all. Does anyone know if she is going to be writing another book or giving any lectures in the US soon?
rebecca wright posts on 6/1/2011 11:01:28 PM in response to jeff's 5/31 post: i've read all 4 of ms jackson's books, and heard a couple of her lectures, and her poems are never mentioned. i, too, and i suppose every one of her readers have wondered about them and the identity and fate of the soldier who took them for her. . .
Jeff posts on 5/31/2011 5:59:09 PM I read several of the questions and could not determine whether or not Livia's poems were ever returned or what happened to that soldier. My son and I are reading "I have lived a thousand years" and he keeps asking me to find out about her poems. Thank you for sharing your life with those of us who need to remember it.
rebecca posts on 2/26/2011 9:53:04 AM reply to erik: Ms. bitton-jackson lives in netanya, israel. she did come to the usa in 2009 to speak to students who invited and brought her here. her address to them and their community is available in the archive of lectures on the durham museum website. she is a very warm and open person. her other books are excellent as well. see my post a couple of spots down for the titles of those books.
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