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Journey to Ellis Island

Carol Bierman

Journey to Ellis Island

Carol Bierman, adjunct faculty, English

cbierman@sunyrockland.edu, 845-354-2873

Intended Audience: professionals, students, children to seniors

Abstract: Going back in time is always a unique experience. Carol Bierman will take you back to the turn of the last century to see what it was like to be a very young immigrant coming to America with hope and aspirations of a bright new future only to be denied entry. Specifics about Ellis Island and New York’s Lower East Side are a mainstay of this presentation.

About the Speaker: Carol Bierman, adjunct faculty, English, is an author who teaches History of the Holocaust at RCC. A gifted story teller, Bierman has spoken on a variety of subjects to audiences of all ages throughout the United States. Her books are stories from the heart, allowing her audiences to connect easily with the information. Her first book, Journey to Ellis Island (Hyperion/Madison Press Books), is about how her father came to America. Her second book, The Girl Who Survived (Scholastic Inc.), is the touching yet harrowing story of Bronia, a 12-year-old girl who survived Auschwitz Concentration Camp during WWII. Bierman earned a BA in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY; and an MEd in Special Education, Blind & Visually Impaired from University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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