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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Liza Wiemer

Novelist and educator

Liza Wiemer is the author of the best-selling novel The Assignment, about two non-Jewish teenagers who object to a school assignment that requires them to play the role of Nazis deciding on the extermination of the Jews. Based on a similar controversy that erupted at a school in Oswego, New York, in 2017, The Assignment was described by one reviewer as a “frighteningly realistic portrayal of modern antisemitism in a small-town community that blurs the lines between past and present, fiction and reality.” An award-winning educator with over twenty years of teaching experience and the author of several other books, Weimer lives in Milwaukee, Wisc., with her family. (Photo: courtesy)


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