Friday, June 9, 2017

21 ALDGATE BOOK TALK /TEMPLE ADATH YESHURUN, SYRACUSE, New York

Sunday JUNE 4th 1-3PM

An interesting and rewarding afternoon.

Dear Patricia Friedberg,
Thank you so much for including our Temple Adath Yeshurun HAZAK group in your demanding schedule.  The feedback that we have received regarding your warm, humorous, and engaging presentation has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are so excited about the prospect of seeing your upcoming 21 Aldgate mini-series!  

Again, thank you.  

Sincerely,
Marcia Mizruchi, corresponding secretary
Temple Adath Yeshurun HAZAK


Thursday, June 1, 2017






Meet the Author Patricia Friedberg MAY 12th 2017 Charlotte, NC Edit


Thank You JCC of Charlotte, North Carolina OASIS Group for a wonderful luncheon and for the chance to meet with and discuss the 1930’s and the buildup to WWII, the period of history in which Friedberg’s novel 21 ALDGATE is set. All good wishes to the members of the OASIS Group and the excellent staff of Charlotte’s beautiful Jewish Community Center.


Friday, April 28, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS Patricia Friedberg Beginning the SUMMER BOOK TOUR & BOOK SIGNING


MEET THE AUTHOR in CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

FRIDAY, MAY12th  at 1:00 PM

SANDRA and LEON LEVINE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
5007 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
USA

and

MEET THE AUTHOR in SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 

SUNDAY, JUNE 4th at 1:00 PM

TEMPLE ADATH YESHURUN
450 Kimber Road
Syracuse, NY 13224


Monday, March 27, 2017

The REALITY OF THE JOURNEY FROM BOOK TO FILM ... A TYPICAL EXAMPLE -"The ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE" took TEN (10) YEARS

THE ZOOKEEPER"S WIFE by Diane Ackerman was published in 2007. 
In September 2010, it was announced that Angela Workman was adapting Diane Ackerman's 
non-fiction book The Zookeeper's Wife. 

April 30, 2013 the actors and director were attached.  


 August 24, 2015, Focus Features acquired the US rights to the film, and cast signed on.

Filming

Filming of the animals to be used in the film began - September 9, 2015., 

Actual Principal Photography with actors began- September 29, 2015, in PragueCzech Republic


Filming ended - November 29, 2015.


Editing and post-production 2015-2017

Release

The world premiere took place at the Cinequest Film Festival on March 12, 2017.]

The film was released on March 31, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM AUTHOR of 21 ALDGATE. Patricia Friedberg

In 21 Aldgate I tell the story of a family and their experiences in the 1930’s leading up to World War 2. Now in 2017 I see too many parallels to those years. What I couldn’t remember for the novel I researched. I read the rhetoric of the British politicians, Neville Chamberlain’s na├»ve words. “…there will be peace in our time.” I shuddered at the way Hitler and his cohorts made promises and never kept them except for his intention of wiping out the Jews. I can’t help likening it to a reply to President Trump’s statement re Isis, that he supports killing innocent people and committing war even if it results in the deaths of innocent women and children. Hitler had no regard for basic principles of humanitarian law and neither does Donald Trump. We have a government of self interest Republicans who haven’t yet had the guts to stand up to a dictator and his advisers. I suggest they go back to their history books and see how the Third Reich accomplished their endeavors before we become the Fourth.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A MUST READ AT THIS CRUCIAL TIME IN AMERICA...


…Lest we not learn from History


21 ALDGATE by Patricia Friedberg based on true-life characters and events.


Set in London, England in the 1930’s during the build-up and into World War II 


21 ALDGATE is the story of CLARA LEVY a strong, independent and inspirational woman, whose drive, determination and courage sets her apart from her generation of women.

CLARA LEVY a young women from London’s East End finds employment as
assistant to Artist PAUL MAZE in the writing of his memoir.

A few miles away from her family’s flat at 21 ALDGATE in the East End is 14 Cheyne Walk, home to the wealthy, successful and charismatic Paul Maze. A distance of only a few miles, yet in 1930 London, a social divide virtually impossible to imagine, let alone cross…

And so begins a journey for Clara, every day a few miles on the bus, every day a little further from Aldgate and her family.

CLARA assists MAZE in the writing of his memoir:  A FRENCHMAN IN KHAKI , by PAUL MAZE, William Heinemann, LTD., London, England 1934.  She is introduced to the society Maze moves in, the privilege he enjoys and despite the prejudice she encounters a passion grows between them.

                                                      1930


Paul Maze DCM MM (1887-1979) (Pronounced Mars)
Often called the last of the Impressionists, Maze had a reputation as one of the great artists of his generation. He was born in 1887 into an artistic circle in Le Havre, where the young Maze learned the rudiments of painting from family friends that included Renoir, Monet, Dufy and Pissarro. His father, a tea merchant, sent him to school in Southampton where he began a life long love affair with all things English. On the outbreak of War, the sight of the Scots Greys disembarking at Le Havre inspired him to sign up immediately as their interpreter. A brave and highly decorated soldier, Maze was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal and bar; he sketched continually throughout the Great War, his pencil and paper never far from his bayonet.

During this time he encountered Winston Churchill and a mutual interest in painting led to a lifelong friendship, often with Maze acting as Winston’s artistic mentor.



1979








Tuesday, February 28, 2017

DESECRATION and HATRED

From author, Patricia Friedberg

The desecration of Jewish cemeteries and the bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers demand that I, a child in London during the 2nd World War, speak out.  If it wasn’t for one foggy night during that war, Hitler would have invaded England and I, together with all British Jews rounded up and sent to a concentration camp.  That means my children; their children and their children’s children would not be born.  That means if I, who lived that history, stay silent, then I too, am guilty.  I’d be as guilty as the Republican Party for not standing up to a dishonest President.  I’d be guilty for not defending my faith and those of the Muslim faith. And more than that I’d be guilty of turning a blind eye to what I know is extremely dangerous.
I believe in free speech. I don’t believe in distorting the truth, denying the press and making promises that can’t be kept.  This is how Hitler took over Europe. This is why millions of civilians as well as millions of soldiers on both sides of that war were slaughtered. It is also why I felt compelled to write 21 Aldgate, the story of two world wars and much more.  Perhaps I had a premonition.
Donald Trump and his multimillion dollar cabinet, a cabinet made up of mostly men seem to ignore history, or, far worse, accept the connection to white supremacists which happens to be Trump’s base. Hillary Clinton’s description, “basket of deplorables’ couldn’t be more pertinent.
 ‘Making America First’ means, making it white, making it Muslim free, making it isolationist.  Doesn’t that bring back the late 1930’s? Isn’t that why America entered the war in 1941 instead of 1939 and only then because Pearl Harbor was attacked? FDR did all he could to persuade the country to enter earlier. Too many refused to listen then and they are not listening now. And by the way, Russia started out aligned with Germany.  Doesn’t that tell us why we can’t allow what appears to be a dictatorship to govern the United States of America? 
 Mr. Trump you have given permission and a voice to these purveyors of hatred.  Your rhetoric appeals to the fears of those who hide behind racial slurs and midnight destruction.
This is not new.

 It happened in my lifetime and it is happening again.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Literary Divas ANNUAL LUNCHEON/ FUNDRAISER for The Rocky Bluff Library February 3, 2017

held at RIVER WILDERNESS COUNTRY CLUB, Parrish, Florida

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: PATRICIA FRIEDBERG 

AUTHOR of 21 ALDGATE speaks about the 1930's - 1940's in Europe and its relevance to and implications of current developments in the USA.




With attention to every detail from place settings containing blue airmail envelopes to MEZUZAH'S, SUNFLOWERS...and ....


... cheese blintzes for dessert. 

Our Sincere Compliments. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

LONDON VISITS to PARLIAMENT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

HOUSE OF LORDS
AND NOW THERE ARE WOMEN PEERS (LORDS)  
THE MAN WHO SAVED ENGLAND DURING WORLD WAR II 

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH'S THRONE DURING MEETINGS AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

LONDON DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS AT BAFTA / BRITISH ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND FILM ARTS