Miriam Hechtman



I am a writer, journalist, poet, feminist, mother and world traveller. From methane digesters in San Francisco and lake salt discovery in Western Australia, to the inspiring tales of Holocaust survivors all over the world, I have had the privilege to give voice to a kaleidoscope of issues. An avid traveller, I have spent much time abroad on trains, planes and buses, meeting fascinating people with extraordinary stories. My intention is to enquire into my subject matter with depth, curiosity and insight.

I am interested in bringing about change, drawing attention to matters that might have gone under the radar and questioning the status quo. I believe everyone has a story and I am first the listener and then the messenger. I feel privileged to be Australian and having travelled all over the world I am grateful to be living in such a beautiful, multicultural and mostly peaceful country. I feel that when given the opportunity people are eager to be educated and this is best communicated through people’s stories. We are living in very precarious times and we have so much opportunity to learn from history and from our current status. Every day is an opportunity for evolution.

What’s with the trains? Trains have always been a favourite form of transport for me. I like the idea that something is on the move and is progressing forward. Travelling by train allows you to appreciate the landscape, feel the rhythm of the wheels in motion, inhale the aroma of places discovered and stay grounded. Riding on trains has given me the opportunity to write, listen, engage, watch and be in the world.

Contact me if you would like to collaborate.


6 thoughts on “Miriam Hechtman

  1. Marvellous my dear! I have bookmarked it. Look forward to many more postings.

  2. Hey Miriam,this is really neat. It looks great and its easy to browse. Barbara Chobocky

  3. Marc Shaw says:

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    – Marc Shaw

  4. jay weinberger says:

    Hi ,my name is jay,my mom,gail,age 82, is a survivor of auschwitz and we’re interested in being part of this fantastic photo project.please give me a call 914-774-2966 . Thnx , jay

  5. Fred Heyman says:


    I am a survivor. My parents and I survived in Berlin where I was born. I was there the day the Holocaust began January 30, 1933 when Hitler was appointed chancellor. I witnesed Kristallnacht and saw my school and synagogue burning. I was there when Hitler shot himself on April 30, 1945 as the city was being liberated by Soviet Army.

    I live in Morristown,NJ.


  6. Steven Z. Koplin says:

    Ms. Hechtman,
    I just read an article online in Tablet Magazine and it has moved me to write to you. My father, who will turn 90 at the end of July, is a Holocaust surviver. I am sure he would be honored to have his picture taken by Mr. Borden and be included in the project. If you are interested please contact me. And thank you.

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