Date(s) - October 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.
This virtual session (via Google Meet) will feature discussion of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris, with Doug Cervi, Executive Director of the NJ Holocaust Commission and a Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University.
Based on interviews conducted with Holocaust survivor Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov, this New York Times Best Seller is a fictionalization of a true story about a couple who met at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. Book Group sessions are NOT recorded.
Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.