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World History and Cultural Events Book Group

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Online

All are welcome to join this monthly discussion of books on current and historical world events and international culture.  This month’s book is: The Conspiracy of Decency by Emmy E. Werner.  The people of Denmark managed to save almost their country’s entire Jewish population from extinction in a spontaneous act of humanity — one of the most compelling stories of moral courage in the history of World War II. Drawing on many personal accounts, Emmy Werner tells the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the vantage-point of living eyewitnesses- the last survivors of an extraordinary conspiracy of decency that triumphed in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Join the Zoom meeting here on April 14, 7 pm.

A Conspiracy of Decency chronicles the acts of people of good will from several nationalities. Regardless of their social class, education, and religious and political persuasion, the rescuers all shared one important characteristic: they defined their humanity by their ability to act with great compassion. These people never considered themselves heroes — they simply felt that they were doing the right thing.

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April 14
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7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Online