The 2023-2024 NEXT GENERATIONS Showcase of Events continues with Bagels and Books with Greta Brewer on Tuesday, December 12 at 11 a.m. Reservations are required for this event taking place at the Boca West Country Club.
Former board member and past vice-president of education of NEXT GENERATIONS, Brewer hosts another fascinating book talk featuring her thought-provoking questions and perceptive insights as she dives into The German Wife by Kelly Rimmer, the New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan.
This unforgettable novel explores important questions highly relevant to the world today and was inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip, a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII.
The New York Journal of Books reviewed the book reporting, “With The German Wife, we are transported to Berlin during World War II in this poignant tale about two women who lead divergent lives and beliefs yet prove to be alike in many aspects….Hair-raising and heartbreaking, The German Wife depicts the cruelty of a madman who brainwashed his followers into believing he was right in his actions while destroying the lives of countless innocent people.”
In discussing her book in an interview with Publishers Weekly, Rimmer said, “These two women meet as adults early in the book and their entire relationship becomes defined by their first encounter, which is a very public argument about the Operation Paperclip project. They begin on opposite sides of an ideological divide, but as their pasts are revealed, I’m hoping readers will wonder if these women might have more in common than first appeared.”
The 2023-2024 NEXT GENERATIONS Showcase of Events is presented by The Holocaust Learning Experience hosted by MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS. Continuing through March, the series featuring compelling dramatizations, tailored workshops, stimulating discussions with leading experts, holocaust history and deep dives into literary works at a variety of venues.
Admission to Bagels and Books with Greta Brewer is $36 and reservations are required. More information and event registration is available at holocaustlearningexperience.
The mission of the Holocaust Learning Experience presented by MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS is to be the premier Holocaust Educational Program in the State of Florida, dedicated to using the lessons of the Holocaust to enlighten and embolden present and future generations to be upstanders against bigotry and hate wherever it exists, fulfilling the moral imperative to NEVER FORGET. For more information visit holocaustlearningexperience.