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Watch Rena's interview by the USC Shoah Foundation

View Parts 1-4 here, and learn in detail of Rena's experience.

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Hadassah Award Winner

The Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (Order of Poland Reborn)
Krzyz Kawalerski Odrodzenia Polski od Prezydenta Rzecapospolitej Polski.

This is the 2nd Highest Decoration awarded by the Polish Government. It has been awarded posthumously to Jozef Zwonarz and his wife Franciszka for saving the Wallach Family, Polish Jews, during the Nazi occupation of Poland in World War II.

The award was presented to Romuald Zwonarz, Jozef and Franciszka‘s son, on February 9, 2010, by Polish President Lech Kaczynski.


The Celebration of Life Project

The Celebration of Life project student work was also taken by the World Awareness Children's Museum in Glens Falls for exhibits around the United States.

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The "Celebration of Life" project involved 20 School Districts in New York State, about 30 schools. Students read Bitter Freedom, heard Rena Bernstein speak and then created artwork that reflected their thoughts and feelings about the Holocaust. Middle and High School students and their Teachers participated. 125 works of art and 50 poems were chosen for a month-long exhibition at the LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council) Gallery in Glens Falls during April of 2008

Click Here to view the enlightened examples, from the students

Speaking Engagements

Rena Bernstein has brought her powerful message of love's triumph over evil to schools, museums, civic organizations and many other groups. For more information, send an e-mail.

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Hadassah Award Winner

Hadassah's national Hannah L.Goldberg award for Jewish Education.
The "Celebration of Life" project won first prize in 2007.

Pour Le Merite Award Winner

March 2009, College of St Joseph, Rutland, Vermont