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ONLINESpeaker Series: Pam Jenoff and Ron Balson

October 14, 2021 $12.00
Close Up Of German Military Ammunition Of A German Soldier. Unidentified Re-enactors Dressed As World War II German Soldiers Standing Order. Photo In Black And White Colors. Soldiers Holding Weapon Rifles
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Join us for a virtual talk with two prolific award-winning authors, sharing behind-the-scenes details about their latest World War II historic novels.

In “Defend­ing Brit­ta Stein,” Ole Hen­ryks is well-known for his actions in Nazi-occu­pied Den­mark dur­ing World War II, and most consider him a hero. Nine­ty-year-old Britta Stein, however, does not, and accu­ses the popu­lar restau­ran­teur of war crimes and is tak­en into cus­tody for defacing his prop­er­ty. Stein becomes the tar­get of a bit­ter law­suit filed by Hen­ryks and his son, accus­ing her of defama­tion and inten­tion­al inflic­tion of emotion­al distress. “Defend­ing Brit­ta Stein” is a thrilling take on a mod­ern-day court­room dra­ma and a mas­ter­ful ren­di­tion of Den­mark’s wartime heroics.

The Woman With the Blue Star” takes place in 1942 while Sadie Gault is living with her parents amid the horrors of the Kraków Ghetto. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous sewers beneath the city. One day, when Sadie looks up through a grate, she sees Ella Stepanek, an affluent Polish girl living with a stepmother who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. Their unlikely friendship begins, and their lives are tested in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by harrowing true stories, “The Woman With the Blue Star” is a testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

In conversation with Patti McWeeney, JBM committee member, attorney and public speaker.

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