Author Talk at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation
Monday, November 6th, 2023
Join us as Judy Rakowsky discusses her book, Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, the Fate of His Family, and the Secret History of Poland in WWII, at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation as part of the Jewish Books Council Book Talks.
" Jews in the Garden reads like the best of narrator-guided murder-mysteries. But in this case the who-done-it is real, chilling, and makes clear why today's Polish government is so determined to keep its bloody Holocaust-era secrets." -- Larry Tye, New York Times bestselling author
"An intriguing look into a little-understood and largely unrecognized part of Holocaust history." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Rakowsky has written a moving and sometimes shocking book that often reads like a thriller." -- The New York Times
About Jews in the Garden: Investigative journalist Judy Rakowsky and her elderly cousin Sam, a Holocaust survivor, never knew what happened to their family during the Holocaust. All they knew was that their relatives were hidden away from the Nazis by neighbors, and then they were never heard from again. Over the course of two decades, the two traveled back to Sam's hometown in Poland in search of clues to what became of their lost family-but when they asked questions, doors were shut in their faces. As they soon learned, Poland has done all it can to obscure its involvement with the Nazi party... A globe-trotting detective story, Jews in the Garden turns investigative eyes and ears towards the horrific actions taken by regular citizens during the Holocaust. This unlikely sleuthing pair knocks on doors, petitions court documents, gets run off properties, seeks clandestine meetings, and ultimately discovers what really happened to the "Jews in the garden next door.
About Judy Rakowsky: Judy Rakowsky is an award-winning journalist whose career of enterprise reporting for The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal and People Magazine often led coverage on the major stories of the times from organized crime, priest sex to online bullying of teens in the 2000s. She has garnered awards for feature writing, sensitivity to crime victims, enterprise reporting, and domestic violence. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
This event is free and open to the public.
Eight Cousins will be on hand selling books.