Rena's Promise: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

March 3, 2014
Hosted by Patricia Raskin

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Episode Description

This year’s National Women's History Month theme is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment. What better way to “honor the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women… and the importance of writing women back into history,” than to learn about two sisters (Rena and Danka) who survived over three years in Auschwitz death camp by committing themselves to love, compassion and courage? Cousins, Robert Gelissen and Sara Cohen talk about their families, their mothers, and their online work with co-author of Rena’s Promise, Heather Dune Macadam, to honor the first women in Auschwitz. Today, with the help of Yad Vashem, the Promise Project, has been able to find the names of everyone on the first mass registered transport to Auschwitz. All 999 girls between the ages of 16-22, sent to Auschwitz as slave labor; paid for by the Slovakian government. Today the Rena’s Promise Foundation is working to chronicle the names and lives of each of those girls, so we can never forget the first women. Rena’s Promise was nominated for a National Book Award in 1995, and was a best-seller on Kindle in 2012 when the new digital edition was released. It is not available in audio, as well. http://www.renaspromise.com/

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Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin, president and founder of Raskin Resources, is an award winning media producer/host, media coach, speaker and author who interviews nationally acclaimed experts and authors in the areas of self-help, personal growth and inspiration. As a pioneer in the earliest days of cable television, Patricia created “Patricia Raskin Positive People” talk shows. Since then she has gone on to produce and host television talk shows and documentaries that have aired on Fox and PBS affiliates. She moved to radio in 1997 where her "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" show had an eleven year run on WTKF- 107.3FM in Eastern North Carolina. She recently expanded her audience and her programs are currently broadcast on NewsTalk 630 WPRO and WPRV AM790, the Citadel affiliates in Rhode Island. Patricia's weekly call-in "Patricia Raskin Positive Living" radio show on the VoiceAmerica™ Network is in it's eighth year. Patricia is the author of Pathfinding: Seven Principles for Positive Living and Success, Your Dream and You.

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