Of the 30,000 Jews who lived in Radom, Poland at the start of World War II, fewer than 300 survived. Georgia Hunter’s searing emotional book is the story of a Jewish family in Radom ripped away from each other at the start of the war, and their extraordinary journey back to each other.
The novel is inspired by the experiences of Georgia Hunter’s grandfather—Addy in the book—and his family. When Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors when she interviewed her grandmother for a research project. Through those talks she learned part of this remarkable story; in 2008 she began searching for the rest, pouring over records in the Holocaust Museum’s libraries and Red Cross databases, and traveling to Poland, France, and beyond. Seven years later her novel was complete. Please register here. Author signing to follow the presentation. Books available for purchase at the library beginning on February 17.