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A New Children's Book --- "Through Eva's Eyes" --- and the Painful History, and Biography, Behind It

By Rich Fisher


Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, we chat with Eva Unterman, a longtime Tulsan and an active Holocaust survivor and educator. Through her work on the Council for Holocaust Education, Unterman has also done much to bring the personal narratives and experiences of other Holocaust survivors to the Tulsa area. Now, her own story is being told --- in a newly published children's book, "Through Eva's Eyes," which has been written and illustrated by her granddaughter, Phoebe Eloise Unterman. This special and memorable book documents Eva's life before and during the Holocaust --- she was just about to begin the first grade in the summer of 1939 --- and signed copies of "Through Eva's Eyes" will be available for purchase at an event happening on Sunday, November 8th, at the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. Both grandmother Eva and granddaughter Phoebe will be on hand for a presentation beginning at 2pm, which is intended for children as well as adults. Also on today's show, our commentator Connie Cronley has some ideas and inspirations to share regarding that ancient and honored form of Japanese poetry known as haiku. (In fact, Connie's remarks have triggered our own 2009 Autumnal Haiku Writing Contest here at StudioTulsa --- see publicradiotulsa.org for complete details.)