ONLINE“The Counterfeit Countess”: Yom HaShoah Book Talk

May 5, 2024 Free
Dr. Josephine Janina Mehlberg, The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust, Illinois Institute of Technology, Paul V. Galvin Library
Professor Josephine Mehlberg (Photo: Illinois Institute of Technology)

Join the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center and American Inspiration for a program with professional historians and Holocaust experts Dr. Elizabeth White and Dr. Joanna Sliwa, discussing the astonishing story of Dr. Josephine Janina Mehlberg—a Jewish mathematician who saved thousands of lives in Nazi-occupied Poland by masquerading as a Polish aristocrat.

Drawing on Mehlberg’s own unpublished memoir, supplemented with prodigious research, the authors have uncovered the full story of this remarkable woman in their book, “The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust.”

Co-sponsored by the American Inspiration Author Series and the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors.

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