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Virtual Event with Martha Hall Kelly, author of the best-seller Lilac Girls

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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Sonia Weitz Series Event

As part of our Sonia Schreiber Weitz Series, the CHGS will host a virtual presentation by Martha Hall Kelly, author of the best-selling novel, Lilac Girls. This gripping novel, written from the point of view of three women, focuses on a group of Polish women, who were sent to the notorious all-female concentration camp Ravensbrück for their resistance to the German occupation. But the women in Ravensbrück were not only forced to do backbreaking work. In the camp, Nazi doctors and nurses also performed cruel medical experiments on their bodies. The author will discuss the historical background to her novel, the true characters she picked for the story, and the experiments performed at the camp.                     

Thanks to the support of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the event is free and open to the public. Please click on Get Tickets to register and receive the Zoom link to the webinar. Educators are encouraged to attend the talk and the follow-up workshop, Teaching Nazi Medical Experiments with USHMM Sources.

When 7:30pm
Christopher Mauriello, Director, CHGS

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