Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

March 31, 2014
Hosted by Patricia Raskin

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Episode Description

Join Patricia when she interviews Martin Goldsmith, host and classical music programmer for SiriusXM Radio's "Symphony Hall" and former hose of NPR's "Performance Today" from 1989 to 1999. He is the author of The Inextinguishable Symphony and Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance. In Alex's Wake, Goldsmith details his six-week quest to retrace the journey his grandfather and his uncle made from the St. Louis to Auschwitz. On May 13, 1939 the MS St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, loaded with Jewish refugees eager to escape Nazi Germany. However, denied entry to the United States, the ship's passengers were returned to Europe, where many were captured and sent to concentration camps. Alexander Goldschmidt and his son, Helmut, spent the next three years in six different camps before they were murdered in Auschwitz. As we approach the 75th anniversary of the St. Louis' disastrous voyage (May 13) as well as Holocaust Remembrance Day (sunset on April 27th to sunset on April 28th), Alex's Wakesheds light on part of the Holocaust that is missing from many textbooks. In his memoir, Martin Goldsmith gives voice to two stories: the story of his ancestors, which echoes those of thousands of Holocaust victims, and his own story, the story of a grandson left behind to cope with and ultimately embrace his family legacy.

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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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