A Lifetime of Experience
Teaching, Writing, Editing, & Speaking
With my Grandmother Millie Wineman Ron
Detroit, MI:1952 - - Southfield, MI:1987
Joanne and Žilvinas Beliauskas, Director of the Vilna Jewish Library, Vilnius, Lithuania: 2018
What an emotional moment to stand in a place where generations of my family had stood. I dedicated my presentation to my Grandmother and our precious relatives who perished in Vilna during the Holocaust.
Joanne at the Memorial to the White Rose Pavement Memorial, University of Munich: 2015
So profoundly moving to see and touch the bronze images of the pamphlets produced by the courageous, doomed, young German students who defied the Nazis and were caught and executed because of their actions.
Joanne with Hero of the French Jewish Resistance, Georges Loinger, Paris, France: 2018
Joanne with Beate Klarsfeld, Paris, France: 2018
Lieu de Memoir
Le Chambon sur Lignon, France: 2018
Visiting the Lieu de Memoir museum with
Mayor Eliane Wauquiez-Mottein, in Le Chambon sur Lignon, the French village whose “Conspiracy of Kindness” saved 5,000 Jews during the Shoah.
My Grandmother’s sister Rivka and a brother Vilna, Lithuania:1938
In Vilna, Lithuania, my Grandmother’s sister Rivka and a brother tend to their dying father, Abraham Sklar Wineman, who passed away before the Nazis came.
With Faye Schulman
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 2014
Faye Schulman and give a presentation to the Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto.
Presenting at Limmud/AZ: 2016
Joanne with Holocaust Survivor Henry Kronberg, Las Vegas, NV: April 19, 2017
Joanne with Partisan Frieda Wattenburg
Paris, France: 2018
Holding the Love Letters Amsterdam: 2018
Holding the love letters of young Dutch Underground activists Diet Eman and Hein Sietsma that are archived in Amsterdam’s NIOD (National Institute for War Documentation).
Joanne’s Zoom presentation for the
Sousa Mendes Foundation: December 2020
I was so honored and grateful to The Sousa Mendes Foundation for inviting me to share the true story of French-Jewish teenager, Frieda Wattenberg, who as part of the Jewish Resistance risked her
life every day to save 100s of Jewish children
during the German Occupation