“When you are silent for a very long time, it comes back and bites you in the ass” Alan Cumming Tony Award winning actor-producer-activist told the guests at Safe Horizon’s April 28 Champion Awards Dinner at New York’s Grand Hyatt. The largest victims’ services agency in the United States, Safe Horizon presented “Great Scot” Cumming with its Humanitarian Award. Lauded for his role as the Emcee in the Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” Jewish political maverick Eli Gold on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” author of best-seller “Not My Father’s Son,” an emotional Cumming informed: “I was abused regularly and severely by my father — physically, emotionally, mentally. Being around him was like navigating a minefield. I could never relax. I wrote [my book] to expunge him from my life… I had no idea how much it would affect other people. I cannot advocate enough about talking, sharing…the experience of being safe. ” He choked up.
Woody Allen’s latest movie finally has a trailer. And the plot is, well, a little problematic.
In honor of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s April 27th visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Arthur Berger Senior Advisor at the Washington D.C. Museum, invited me to join fellow Sugihara survivor Leo Melamed Chairman Emeritus of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, to participate in the visit.