User:Deborahjay

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Reference Desks that I help staff:
| Humanities | Language | Miscellaneous |

Pages created:[edit]

| Richard Southern (theatre designer) | German exonyms (Lower Silesia) | Mechinat Rabin | Beaufort (novel) | The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe | Adam Thorpe | Arab al-Aramshe | Ozjasz Thon | Florence Reece | Where Once We Walked | Diet for a Small Planet | Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium | Tadeusz Pankiewicz | Richard I. Cohen | Encyclopedia of the Holocaust | David Olère | Henry Cohen | Ghetto Fighters' House (also in Hebrew) |

Pages translated:[edit]

| Shemuel Katz | Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre | Josef Mundy | Asma Agbarieh | Template for the Misgav Regional Council | Mordechai Peron | Yitzhak Rager | Joseph Schubert | Yitzhak Gruenbaum | Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council | Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea | Haifa Theatre (in progress) | Ödön Pártos | Tabea Zimmermann |

Pages edited (and why):[edit]

GO TO My early edits subpage

Holocaust[edit]

Since late 1999 I've been primarily working inhouse as a translator and editor for a Holocaust museum archive, studying and writing about the topic pretty much daily for over a decade. Prior to Sept. 2008, when by chance I discovered a seven-generation family tree of my maternal grandmother's family, I had no knowledge of any relatives of my own who had been in ghettos or concentration camps and killed in extermination camps.

Israel:[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953, raised mainly in Southern California, I spent my first year in Israel in 1976/77 following my graduation from UCLA and returned as an immigrant in 1984, joining a kibbutz which has since privatized and where I remain. My two daughters are currently serving in the IDF Education and Youth Corps as teachers (of minority soldiers and immigrant schoolchildren, respectively).

Jewish history (other):[edit]

Fourth-generation American Jew by birth, Reform by upbringing, naturalized Israeli and kibbutznik by choice. This topic is central to my life.

Music:[edit]

Personal experience over the years with instrumental and vocal music, both classical and folk. Mother of a budding chamber musician.

Arts and Letters:[edit]

B.A. in English Literature (UCLA 1976, summa cum laude). Aficionado of many arts, avid reader, aspiring polyglot. My homage to any author or musician I've recently discovered is to improve (or create) his/her page.

Textile-related:[edit]

Skilled and passionate patchwork quiltmaker, occasional seamstress, knitter, and embroiderer.

Other:[edit]

Wherever I've got something meaningful to add, I try to do so. I consider myself a dedicated minion in the Information Access Revolution, and Wikipedia is my primary base of operations.

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Where on earth[edit]

Countries where I've spent years
United States Israel
Countries where I've spent days
Canada Mexico Netherlands France
Countries where I've spent hours
Belgium Germany