Readings from the Holocaust at The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012 at 7:00pm
In Their Own Words is the story of The Survivor Mitzvah Project’s humanitarian effort, providing lifesaving aid to elderly and forgotten Holocaust survivors scattered across Eastern Europe. The readings will give a contemporary voice to these remarkable but forgotten individuals as they share their experiences, their wisdom, and their hopes for a brighter future for all mankind.

  • VALERIE HARPER– The recipient of four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her role as the wise cracking yet vulnerable Rhoda Morganstern on The Mary Tyler Moore and Rhoda shows, Valerie Harper has run the gamut from television to film and the stage. She was a nominee for the prestigious Tony Award® for her portrayal of Tallulah Bankhead on Broadway and is the author of several books.
  • FRANCES FISHER – Frances Fisher has starred in over 30 theatrical productions. Her diverse film career includes roles in such movies as the Oscar® winning Unforgiven. She is perhaps best known for her memorable performance as Kate Winslet’s mother in the Academy Award® winning film Titanic, which garnered her a Screen Actors Guild nomination as part of a Best Ensemble Cast. Ms. Fisher has had many notable television appearances, including Sons of Anarchy, The Practice and CSI. She currently serves as co-producer of In Their Own Words.
  • EDWARD ASNER– Best known for his five-time Emmy Award® winning role as the gruff but lovable Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, Mr. Asner’s career has spanned television, film and animated features. He has received a total of seven Emmy Awards and sixteen nominations as well as five Golden Globe awards. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the award-winning Pixar animated film, Up. Mr. Asner also served as President of the Screen Actor’s Guild from 1981-1985. He is a committed advocate for human rights, world peace and political freedom.

SMP’s Project Director, Fran Simon and Holocaust Archive Director, Liz Karpukh honor Zane Buzby