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Live Webinar: Authors @ NCL: 999 by Heather Dune Macadam

April 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Live Webinar starts on Monday, April 14th at 4:00 pm EST 

Join us as for author Heather Dune Macadam as she discuses her book 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of The First Official Transport to Auschwitz.


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On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Slovakia. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they wore their best clothes and eagerly reported for government service with a sense of adventure and national pride. Most of these girls had never spent a single night away from home. They didn’t know they would never see their parents again. They didn’t know they were going to Auschwitz. Auschwitz didn’t even exist yet.

999: The Extraordinary Young Women of The First Official Transport to Auschwitz recalls with wrenching detail how these young women were sold by their government for 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece to the Nazis as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish—but also because they were female.

Heather Dune Macadam is the acclaimed author of 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz and Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz. A board member of the Cities of Peace: Auschwitz and the director and president of the Rena’s Promise Foundation, her work in the battle against Holocaust denial have been recognized by Yad Vashem in the UK and Israel, the USC Shoah Foundation, the National Museum of Jewish History in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the Panstowe Museum of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland.

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April 13, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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