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Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Author Talk with Sarah Silberstein Swartz

This Women’s History Month, join us for a talk with Sarah Silberstein Swartz, author of Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust. Swartz will explore histories that often go untold, illuminating the stories of nine women who acted heroically to save lives during the Holocaust.

This program will include a Q&A, and copies of Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Brookline Booksmith. This program is geared towards adults and teens.

About the presenter: Sarah Silberstein Swartz is an award-winning editor, writer, and translator specializing in Jewish Women’s Studies and Holocaust History, as well as Jewish literature for young adults. Her work has been published internationally in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Poland. She is the author of Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust (Second Story Press, 2022), a feminist book for young adults, profiling nine courageous women written out of history. She is a member of the Holocaust Research Study Group sponsored by Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University where she is a Research Associate.

Swartz was born in post-war Berlin, Germany, to Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivors, immigrated to the US as a child, and lived in Toronto as an adult for over thirty years where she brought up her two daughters. She now resides in Boston where she lives with her wife and cat, close to her beloved three grandsons, Reuben, Arlo, and Isaac.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Booksmith.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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