Magazines

 
   
 

Justice Matters: Coming to terms with the legacy of the Holocaust: How a scholar’s effort to help children deal with the Nazi past has cast light on her own personal journey, JUF News, Vo.35 No2, February 2005.

  Rendezvous mit dem Leben, Chrismon Das evangelische Magazin, May, 2005.
  From Generation to Generation: Mona Weissmark was a leader in bringing together members of groups locked in age-old conflicts, The Jerusalem Report, Books section, December 13, 2004.
  Book strikes chord of reconciliation of the Holocaust: The possibility of a future free from the damaging legacy of the past is the challenge Mona Weissmark faces herself and poses to others, JUF News, Vol. 34 No 2, February 2004.
  Holocaust Spuren eines Gerechten, Chrismon, August 2003.
  An overdo apology, Psychology Today, September/October 1995.
  Slaves to the Past, She Magazine, October 1995.
  Six Million People Plus Two, Harvard Magazine, November-December, 1992.
  Talking Points: Children of Nazis Meet Children of the Holocaust, MS Magazine, January/February, 1993.
  Book Review of Justice Matters, Harvard Review, Number 26, 2004.
   

Newspapers

 

  Seeing the Other Side-60 Years After Buchenwald, JUF News, May 2007
  Long after Dad Flees Nazis, she meets child of rescuer, Chicago Sun Times, February 25, 2005.
  Generational Healing. Church Council on Justice and Corrections, The Well, Electronic newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2004.
  Generational Healing: A daughter of Holocaust survivors comes to terms with past for the sake of the future. Chicago Tribune, Woman news section, February 18, 2004.
  Do they feel our Pain? Veronique Mestiaen meets the woman who helps children of Holocaust survivors and Nazis accept their mutual past, The Guardian, May 31, 2004.
  Ein Pfarrer aus Bornecke half einst den judischen Haftlingen, Halberstudter Volkstimme, December 2003
  Lancing the Past: Reconciliation is the goal when descendants of slaves, owners meet. Chicago Tribune, Tempo section. June 2, 1995.
  Project Yields Taste of King Dream, Chicago Sum Times, May, 1995.
  Children of Nazi officers express sorrow and regret … but rage still lingers for Holocaust survivors’ families, Boston Herald, September 4, 1992.
  Opposites connect; Daughter of Holocaust survivors finds much in common with children of oppressors, Chicago Tribune, Woman News Turning Point section, April 30, 1995.
  Second Generations Try to Heal Wounds From World War II, The New York Times, Connecticut Weekly section, June 13, 1993.
  Revisiting the Past to Transform the Future: Children of Holocaust Survivors, Children of Nazis Meet, Psychiatric Times, June, 1993.
  Schulding Geboren, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,  March 1, 1993.
  Descendants of Nazis & Jews bond to make peace, Boston Herald, September 7, 1992.
  Children of Nazis meet children of Holocaust survivors, Gloucester Daily Times, September 4, 1992.
  Heirs to the Holocaust, Detroit Free Press, September 20, 1992.
 

 

Healing the Pain of the Holocaust, Harvard University Gazette, September 4, 1992.
  Major Film Appearance
 
A major television film based on Weissmark's book JUSTICE MATTERS: LEGACIES OF THE HOLOCAUST AND WORLD WAR II  (Oxford University Press, 2004) aired nationwide on WDR German television (1.channel in Germany) in 2006
The 15- minute documentary film is titled Seeing the Other Side -- 60 years after Buchenwald. It was produced by Johanna Holzhauer of WDR German Television and written by Johanna Holzhauer and Miriam Leuzel. The Westdeutscher Rundfunk TV funded the film. Now, the English translation of the film is available for educational showings.
Following is a brief description of the film.
Seeing the Other Side -- 60 years after Buchenwald, WDR German Television, 2006
Can the past be transformed for the sake of the future?

Seeing the Other Side -- 60 years after Buchenwald, a documentary film by German Television WDR is exploring this question.

A daughter of Holocaust concentration camp survivors, Weissmark grew up with a deep sense of injustice and hatred of the Germans. She became a leader in bringing together members of groups locked in age-old conflicts. But that didn't make it any easier for her to reach out to the family that saved her father's life in the Holocaust.

Now 60 years later, she has finally been able "to see the other side"and say thank you to the Seebasses, the family that rescued her father and welcomed him into their home at great risk. That act of kindness saved her father's life, but also her faith in humankind.

"Seeing the Other Side" chronicles the very first meeting between Weissmark and the Seebass family. The film shows that the terrible legacy of the Holocaust with all its hurt, losses and destruction - this incurable wound - can be transformed. When both parties are willing to put aside the notion that they are the most aggrieved and are prepared to see the other side, then the cycle of
hatred and resentment can be stopped.

 

  Major National Television Film Appearances
 

 

(1995, June 29). Coming to the table. In D. Puccini (Executive Producer), PBS

Channel 11's Image Union, Chicago: WTTW.   A 15 - minute documentary about the meeting Weissmark organized in Chicago for the descendants of slaves and slave-owners.

 

 
(1993, March 16). Journey to understanding.  In Dateline, NBC, New York:
NBC. A 20- minute program about the meeting Weissmark organized in Germany for the descendants of Nazis and holocaust survivors.
 

 

(1992, September 13).The Past Between Them. In C. Lewis (Executive Producer), Sunday morning news with Charles Kuralt, CBS, New York: CBS. A 20 - minute program about the meeting Weissmark organized at Harvard University for the descendants of Nazis and holocaust survivors

 

 
Major Radio Interviews
 

 

Weissmark, M. (2004, September 21). WGN Radio Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg
Extension 720
hosts a one hour live interview with noted Chicago author Professor Mona Sue Weissmark, author of Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II. PROGRAM TIME: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (central time)
http://wgnradio.com/guests/past04Q3.htm

 

  Weissmark, M. (2004, July 6). National Radio New Zealand. Linda Clark Interviews Mona Weissmark.