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Ellen CassedyEllen Cassedy, the author of We Are Here, has explored Lithuania’s encounter with its Jewish heritage, including the Holocaust, for ten years. Her book is the winner of numerous awards. She is a frequent speaker about the Holocaust, Lithuania, and Jewish culture. Her tips for writers offer advice on writing and being a writer.

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9 to 5: The Story of a Movement

A documentary by filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar tells the inspiring tale of the movement for working women’s rights that Ellen helped to lead starting in the 1970’s. It was shown on PBS in February 2021 and will be available on a major streaming platform later this year. Take a look at the trailer here.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Ellen Cassedy speaks to a variety of audiences about the Holocaust, Lithuania, Jewish culture, and Yiddish language and literature.

See all of Ellen’s speaking engagements or invite Ellen to speak to your community.


Recent Publications

Ellen writes frequently about the Holocaust, Lithuania, Jewish culture, and Yiddish literature.

Read her most recent publications:

My Yiddish Month, Na’amat Magazine

Stones of Remembrance, Huffington Post

Keeping the Faith, Hadassah Magazine

Holocaust Remembrance in Lithuania, Bridges, the Lithuanian American News Journal

Vilna’s Yiddish Kitchen Reborn , Hadassah Magazine

Atsimenant Lietuvos žydų vardus, Bernardinai.lt

A Summer at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute (in Yiddish!) Afn Shvel

Samuel Bak: Painter of the Vilna Ghetto, VilNews

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