News from Natzweiler Press

Twenty-five years ago, my ideas for a website dedicated to the Natzweiler concentration camp

A  survivor returns to the concentration camp of Natzweiler-Struthof

A survivor returns to the concentration camp of Natzweiler-Struthof

and for a publishing imprint dedicated to making known the struggles that brought so many prisoners there and the issues and context of the camp within the slave labor economy of Nazi Germany and its crimes against humanity including the Nacht und Nebel decree were a dream. Over the past dozen years they have become reality. Recently, I have learned a lot about the vast and nearly daunting enterprise of publishing a book. Mazo Publishers, my co-publisher on the venture to bring Joseph Scheinmann/aka André Peulevey’s memoirs to the public, have been fantastic in support. Please check out the websites http://www.natzweiler-struthof.com and http://www.callmeandré.com, and let me know if you want me to save you ( pre-order ) a copy of the book, Call Me André: Freedom Fighter and Spy for the Resistance.

Joseph Scheinmann in  disguise crafted for him by British Intelligence.

Joseph Scheinmann in disguise crafted for him by British Intelligence.PS.

PS. A Freedom of information request has been opened and replied to with lots about André’s work as a special agent with MI6! For a fascinating look at the disguise section of the Special Operations Executive, created during WWII to “Set Europe Ablaze!” per Churchill’s unabashed mission statement.

Day and Night

Too exciting to sleep, looking for the people in my photographs day and night. Just now it’s Louise Nevelson at the installation party in 1978 for her Sky Gate New York, at the World Trade Center. Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, carol Bellamy, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Midge Costanza, Jean O’Leary…and about that many other feminist heavy-hitters I don’t know. Just talked to a new friend who liked the photos of Bella Abzug and Allen Ginsberg…

Bella Abzug and Allen Ginsberg at the Democratic Convention, Miami Beach 1972

Bella Abzug and Allen Ginsberg at the Democratic Convention, Miami Beach 1972

( click on photo to see lots of Bella ephemera)

and of William Kunstler outside his home on Gay St., NYC.

William Kunstler on Gay St, NYC

William Kunstler on Gay St, NYC

Click on his photo to find the Activists subcategory under Politics, on my website….See another photo of Bill Kunstler, Vietnam Vets against the War demonstrations from 1970 to 1980, the Women’s Pentagon Action, Peggy Kerry ( yes, John Kerry has a sister!) Stewart Mott, Herman Badillo, demonstration against ITT and the invasion of Cambodia 1973, demonstration for the ERA 1976, Helen Caldicott of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gloria Steinem, Jane O’Reilly, James Brown performing for the prisoners at Rikers Island, lesbian feminist liberation marchers, a demonstration in 1974 for the use of the term MS at the NY Times (which only adopted it in 1986). the First National WOmen’s Conference, Houston, 1977 and Coretta Scott King, Dick Tuck, Richard Wade, Eldridge Cleaver, a draftcard burning 1968…and more!