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Women of WHC Present: Pam Jenoff

Author of "The Woman with the Blue Star"

Tuesday April 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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About the Book:

A riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II, The Woman with the Blue Star follows 18-year-old Sadie Gault who is living with her parents in the Krakow Ghetto. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Saide and her mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city.  One day, Saide looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her age buying flowers.  That girl is Ella Stapanek, an affluent Polish girl who has developed a strong alliance with the Germans occupying her country.

Ella and Sadie make eye contact and quickly become close. But, as the dangers of war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive.

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About the Author:

Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Orphan’s Tale. She holds a degree in international affairs from George Washington University a degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her JD from UPenn. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and 3 children near Philadelphia, where she teaches law.

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Presented in partnership with the Jewish Book Council.



Tuesday, April 12


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Adult Ed, Lecture, Women of WHC