Book Tour & Publicity

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September 4-7 with Czech TV in Prague, Myjava, and elsewhere.

Jolana Matejkova (program Babylon) will be filming a documentary feature based on my memoir story.

Jolana Matějková
publicistka, dokumentaristka, producentka
Spolupracovala s řadou novin a časopisů jako LN, Reflex. Napsala několik biografických knih: Souboje Borise Rösnera, Hugo Haas – Život je pes, Dobrý rodák Vladimír Menšík. Natočila velké dokumenty Středoevropan Eduard Goldstücker, Karel IV. – z Boží vůle král. Pro Českou televizi také natáčí dokumenty na téma vzdělávání, historie a náboženství, především v rámci cyklů Fenomén dnes, Cesty víry, Kosmopolis, Babylon a Neznámí hrdinové. V současné době dokončuje velký dokument Bratři o synech Karla IV. a připravuje projekt o evropských zvonech.

September 4-7, 2017, with Czech TV in Prague, Myjava, and elsewhere. Jolana Matejkova (program Babylon) will be filming a documentary feature based on my memoir story.

Jolana Matějková, Fedor Gál, Martin Hanzlíček, a Martin Matuštík discussing making a film Out of Silence – Praha 2016

Jolana Matějková

Publicist, documentarian, producer. She worked with a number of newspapers and magazines as in, Reflex. She wrote several biographical books. She made large documents. For the Czech Television also filming documents on education, history and religion, especially within cycles of phenomenon today, the paths of faith, kosmopolis, Babylon and unknown heroes.



May 4 – May 5, Israel

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) 

Thursday, May 5



Knesset-May 5-2016
KNESSET – invitation to attend with the Czech and Slovak delegations, May 5, 2016, 9:30 – 13:00,

sadat-knessetDuring his speech at the Knesset in 1977, Egypt`s Sadat explained his reason for extending his hand in peace: ”After long thinking, I was convinced that the obligation of responsibility before God, and before the people, make it incumbent on me that I should go to the farthest corner of the world, even to Jerusalem, to address members of the Knesset, the representatives of the people of Israel, and acquaint them with all the facts surging in me.”  


Thursday, May 5

15:00 – 17:00

Hotel Neve Ilan Jerusalem, Israel

Panel together with Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael  & Alisa Maeir Epstein

Born in the USA, Alisa Epstein came on aliyah in 1969. Having completed IDF service as a First Lieutenant, her academic study included degrees in Jewish History (Hebrew University, 1979), Education (Harvard University,1982) and Archaeological Heritage Management (University of York, UK, 1992). Alisa was also certified as an Israeli Tour Guide (1980), in Holistic Education (1984) as a Reiki Healer (2006), and as a Life Coach (2007).Alisa’s work-life has combined Jewish Education and Tour Guiding as well as Archaeological Research, Life Coaching, Healing and teaching Meditation. It was on one of those tours in the 1980’s, when she and rabbi Rayzel met and became life-long friends…. Today Alisa lives in the Jewish-Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor working, besides in her various professional involvements, as Coordinator (volunteer) of the “Good Neighbors – Abu Tor/el-Turi” Coexistence Project established by her and her husband, David. They are parents of four, grandparents of two and active members in the Jewish Renewal Community in Jerusalem.


Watch the book presentation on Out of Silence (March 23, 2016 at ASU – go Matustik begins at min. 37


ASU NOW article

Wednesday, March 23, 2016    

10:00 – 11:30

Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University – Tempe campus
Social Sciences 109

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


a two-book panel with
Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-1948 

by Anna Cichopek-Gajraj Assistant Professor of East European Jewish History, Jewish Studies and Melikian Center Affiliate Faculty
Arizona State University

Moderated by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Director, Center for Jewish Studies, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism


Sydney, December 2-4, 2015         image

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Australian Society for Continental Philosophy 

The ASCP aims to provide a broad intellectual forum for academics and postgraduates working in the European tradition, and its annual conference is the largest such event devoted to philosophy in Australia.


Sydney JM

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

midday lecture series


Sydney Jewish Museum


Thursday, October 22, 2015


Lifelong learning class

Arizona State UniversityDowntown campus

Mercado, Bldg. C, Room 131


Thursday October 6, 2015


The faculty colloquium, Faculty Lounge, UCB 240

Arizona State University-West

Wine and cheese reception from 15:30 to 16:00



Thursday, September 24, 2015


Repair Across Generations: 70 Years After Auschwitz

The Greenberg Center, CENTENTIAL HALL 204

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) 



Thursday, September 10, 2015


Changing Hands Phoenix at the Newton

300 W Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85013




Sunday, June 21, 2015


Prague Jewish Museum,Czech Republic

On the Prague Jewish Museum as the 1942-45 site for the Nazi projected museum of the exterminated Jewish race.




Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Trieste, Italy, Caffe San Marco

Coffee shop has been a destination for writers and poets for decades and lists James Joyce as one of its famous patrons.



Sunday, June 14, 2015


Ljulbljana, Slovenia

Cankarjev dom (Kosovel Hall)

The 5th International Symposium Dedicated To Søren Kierkegaard’s 160th Death Anniversary,Miklavž Ocepek & Paul Ricoeur’s 10th Death Anniversary,100th Birth Anniversary & 20th Death Anniversary Of Emanuel Levinas.Ljubljana, Mengeš, Škocjan (Protected Under Unesco Convention), Štanjel, Vilenica, Slovenia; Triest, Italy.The Main Organizer: Kud Apokalipsa, Slovenia &  Cankarjev Dom (The Ivan Cankar Convention Centre), Slovenia.



December 6 & 27, 2013

Radio interview conducted by Ivica Ruttkayová

(Bratislava: Stopy z Ticha = The Traces of Silence) 

Slovak language interview conducted in Bratislava by Ivica Ruttkayová. Conversations with Julia Kunovská, curator of the exhibit, Traces of Silence (Bratislava, October-December 2013), Eva Mosnakova, psychotherapist who works with the Holocaust survivors living at OHEL DAVID in Bratislava, and Alexander Bachnar and Marta Silandová, two Slovak Holocaust survivors.  RTVS – Radio and Television Slovakia.

Begins at the 20th minute 


Thursday, April 18, 2013


Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center 

122 E. Culver Street Phoenix, AZ 8500


Weekend, April 8-10, 2013

Transgenerational Suffering – symposium panel

University of Alaska Southeast


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


CUNY Graduate Ctr.,



Thursday and Friday, November 8 & 9, 2012

Memory & Countermemory: FOR an Open Future

ASU & Arizona Jewish Historical Society,  122 East Culver Street, Phoenix, 85804


November 6-8, 2011

Memory and Countermemory: Memorialization of an Open Future

Arizona State University – West Campus & Tempe


Postnational Identity-coverpage-2

Sunday, May 30, 2010



Václav Havel’s legacy as playwright, politician, and philosopher 


Translated by Paul Wilson – Directed by Jiri Zizka 

Starring Oscar® nominee David Strathairn

Václav Havel, renowned playwright (Temptation, Largo Desolato) and former President of the Czech Republic, returns to the theatre with his first play in 20 years, and Wilma audiences will be the first to see it in the U.S. Leaving is an inventive story of a recently retired Chancellor who struggles over questions of truth and power along with his eccentric family and humorous bevy of functionaries.


 MM-Kandinsky-fullMidrash On How the Pasts Will Have Remembered Their Future (video presentation runs from min. 9:50 to 17:09) 

 &  Unforgiving Memory (37 min. presentation)

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