Remembrance and Reconciliation, Inc.

2256 E Gramercy Park Drive, Bloomington, IN 47408 773-744-0202 Email Us



Our Board of Directors:

Dr. John J. Hartman - Executive Director

Dr. Hartman is a Clinical Associate Professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He was formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in the department of Psychiatry and Research Associate at the Center for Russian and European Studies at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hartman received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College summa cum laude in Social Relations and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dr. Hartman has taught an undergraduate course at U of M on the psychology of ethnic conflict in Eastern Europe, an outgrowth of his published work on group psychology, anti-Semitism, and terrorism. He is the author of I Remember Every Day... the fates of the Jews of Przemyśl during World Two.

David R. Semmel - Treasurer

Semmel Mr. Semmel is a former software entrepeneur and General Partner in several Venture and Hedge Funds. He is the creator of the site JewishPrzemysl.com - An Inventory of the Przemysl Cemetery - as well as the proprietor of The Jewish Przemyśl Blog - Sons and daughters of Jewish Przemyśl, researching and remembering 700 years of Jewish life in our town. He is the author of The 11th of Av, a novel of love, death, and dreams set in Przemyśl at the dawn of The Great War.

Marla Raucher Osborn

Osborn Marla Raucher Osborn is a former California attorney and founder and program manager for Rohatyn Jewish Heritage, which leads heritage preservation and education projects to re-connect the history of Rohatyn’s now-lost Jewish community with the people and places of the modern Ukrainian town. Marla has served on the Board of Gesher Galicia and is today an advisor to the Board on matters of Jewish heritage. She also serves on the Board of Living Stones Association, a new organization founded in Zurich which seeks to restore Jewish cemeteries in Bessarabia. For the last 20 months Marla has been working in Warsaw at the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ), a Polish institution that holds, cares for, and preserves surviving sites of prewar Jewish physical heritage in Poland. An avid family historian since her early teens, Marla has written for many genealogy and heritage publications, and has lectured at schools, meetings, and conferences in the US, Israel, Ukraine, and Europe. For 2017 Marla and her husband will be based in Lviv.

Robert Hartman


Dr. Thaddeus C. Radzilowski

Dr Rad Dr. Radzilowski is an award-winning Polish-American historian, scholar, author, professor and co-founder of the Piast Institute, a national institute for Polish and Polish-American affairs. Dr. Radzilowski's work has focused on Poland and other Central and Eastern European nations, including Russia. He has written extensively on the histories of these regions as well as the migration of peoples from Central and Eastern Europe, with special emphasis on social history and historiography. He has lectured widely in Europe and North America and has published more than 100 monographs, edited collections, journal articles, book chapters and scholarly papers. In 1999, the President of Poland presented Dr. Radzilowski with the country’s high civil honor of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for distinguished contributions to the dissemination of Polish culture in the world.

Our Honorary Directors

  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Carter and now the Director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • Henry S. Landau (Of Blessed Memory) was a survivor of the Shoah from Western Poland. He came to the United States after the war and became one of the leading residential builders in Southeast Michigan. He died in 2003.
  • Dr. Nancy Blackmun , a psychoanalyst from Framingham, Massachusetts.
  • Dr. Jan Karski (Of Blessed Memory) Courier of the Polish underground who first reported the death camps to the West. Former Professor of International Studies, Georgetown University.
  • Dr. Jacek Krochmal , historian at the Polish National Archives in Warsaw and author of two books on Jews in Poland.
  • Gershon Meister (Of Blessed Memory) Native of Poland, Holocaust survivor, and President of the Przemyśl Landsmannschaften in the United States.
  • Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Rabbi for the Jewish community of Poland.