The HERC Book Club – “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly
September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New York socialite and former Broadway actress Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate, but her world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939, with its sights set on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor Herta Oberheuser, an advertisement for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a maledominated realm of Nazi secrets and power and becomes a willing participant in Nazi medical experiments. The lives of these women are set on a collision course when Kasia, her mother and sister are sent to Ravensbruck, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten. (From a review in Jewish Council Books.)
September 14, 2017. The lives of three women become entwined and forever changed at Ravensbrook, the Nazi concentration camp for women.The public is always welcome and encouraged to participate. All meetings will be held at the Main Branch of the Leon County Public Library in Program Room B from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Books are selected by a volunteer committee and professional educators and religious leaders facilitate the discussion and provide historical background.