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December 14 @ 7pm

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Speaker: Heather Dune Macadam


999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official
Jewish Transport to Auschwitz


From Heather Dune Macadam, the untold sto­ry of the 999 young, unmar­ried Jew­ish women who were tricked on March 25, 1942 into board­ing the train that became the first offi­cial trans­port to Auschwitz. Timed to coin­cide with the 75th anniver­sary of the lib­er­a­tion of Auschwitz and draw­ing on exten­sive inter­views with sur­vivors, his­to­ri­ans, wit­ness­es, and rel­a­tives of those first depor­tees, 999 is an impor­tant addi­tion to Holo­caust lit­er­a­ture and wom­en’s history.


Heather Dune Macadam is the acclaimed author of 999: The Extra­or­di­nary Young Women of the First Offi­cial Jew­ish Trans­port to Auschwitz, a PEN Amer­i­ca Lit­er­ary Award Final­ist, a Goodreads Choice Awards Nom­i­nee, and an Ama­zon Best of the Year Selec­tion. She is also the author of Rena’s Promise: A Sto­ry of Sis­ters in Auschwitz. A board mem­ber of the Cities of Peace: Auschwitz and the direc­tor and pres­i­dent of the Rena’s Promise Foun­da­tion, her work in the bat­tle against Holo­caust denial have been rec­og­nized by Yad Vashem in the UK and Israel, the USC Shoah Foun­da­tion, the Nation­al Muse­um of Jew­ish His­to­ry in Bratisla­va, Slo­va­kia, and the Panstowe Muse­um of Auschwitz in Oswiec­im, Poland. Ms. Macadam has a mas­ter’s degree in cre­ative writ­ing and received a Pres­i­den­tial Grant for Research from Savan­nah Col­lege of Art and Design, and a PEN Amer­i­can stipend. She is the Pro­duc­er and Direc­tor of the doc­u­men­tary film, 999: The Extra­or­di­nary Young Women of the First Offi­cial Jew­ish Trans­port to Auschwitz and her work has been fea­tured in Nation­al Geo­graph­ic, on PBS, and oth­er major media outlets.


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December 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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