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Jews in the Garden: Author Talk with Judy Rakowsky

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Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33199 United States

Part memoir, part detective story, part family history, this is the account of one family's quest for answers; a timely investigation of Poland's attempts to obscure its entanglement in the Holocaust, and a poignant portrait of those who nevertheless remember...

About the Author

Judy Rakowsky is a career journalist who grew up knowing little about her family’s Holocaust story. As a young reporter, she got to know Cousin Sam who had just returned from his first visit to his hometown in Poland since the war. Sam is a survivor of the Krakow ghetto and four Nazi concentration camps. 

After spending decades covering crime and legal affairs for newspapers, including The Boston Globe and The Providence Journal, one very personal story riveted her: the fate of relatives in Poland.  Again and again she traveled to Poland with Sam. In interviews in barnyards and around kitchen tables in the Polish countryside and from  official documents they learned the truth of what happened to relatives in hiding. That truth was outlawed in 2018 by the Polish government.

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