Anna Olswanger

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in Memphis, The United States



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Anna Olswanger based her first children's book on a Yiddish newspaper article she uncovered about the attempted robbery of her great-grandfather’s kosher liquor store in St. Louis in 1919. This is the English translation of the article:

Reb Eliyahu Olschwanger Almost Robbed

Shlimazel crooks, their work was unsuccessful. Last Thursday at 3:00 a.m. in the middle of the night, several men drove to the saloon of Reb Eliyahu Olschwanger at the corner of 14th and Carr Streets. They opened the saloon and removed several barrels of brandy and beer. Mr. Mankel who lives on the second floor, upon hearing what was going on in the saloon, opened the window and began shouting for help. Benjamin Resnik from 1329 Carr Street, hearing the shouting, shot his

Greenhorn Film Project

I've been endeavoring to get a film option for Greenhorn, my illustrated middle grade novel about a young Holocaust survivor, which was published in December. What I succeeded in doing was finding a screenwriter and a director who want to make a small, independent film of Greenhorn. They are producing the film but also asked me to co-produce. That means I've helped with finding locations... Read more of this blog post »
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