Laureen Nussbaum discusses 'Shedding Our Stars'
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
Laureen Nussbaum discusses 'Shedding Our Stars'
WhereWallingford Branch
Room LocationCommunity meeting room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us to hear Nussbaum talk about her personal experiences during World War Two, when her family was saved by Hans Calmeyer during World War Two, who was able to save over 3700 Jews from deportation.
View in Catalog"Shedding Our Stars" by Laureen Nussbaum
DescriptionDuring the German occupation of the Netherlands, 1940 to 1945, all Jews were ordered to register the religion of their grandparents. The Reichskommissar appointed the young lawyer Hans Calmeyer to adjudicate "doubtful cases." Calmeyer used his assignment to save at least 3,700 Jews from deportation and death, dwarfing the number saved by Schindler's famous rescue operation. In "Shedding Our Stars: The Story of Hans Calmeyer and How He Saved Thousands of Families Like Mine", Nussbaum tells Calmeyer’s story and what drove him to save so many.

Nussbaum was recently honored as winner of two categories at the American Book Fest for "Shedding Our Stars" in the categories of Biography and History (General).
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NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
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Contact Phone206-684-4088
Contact InfoWallingford Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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