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Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Speaker

Author and the 2009-2013 Poet Laureate of Kansas

Holocaust Stories of Resistance and Resilience

Meet two courageous men who fought to survive the horrors of the Holocaust and build new lives of hope in Kansas. Teenagers Lou Frydman, a Holocaust survivor, and Jarek Piekalkiewicz, a Polish resistance fighter, both defied daunting odds and lost everyone and everything dear to them. Despite their personal tragedies, each summoned bravery to build a new life in Kansas. How does one make a life in a new land? Their stories, shared through the broad history of the Holocaust, World War II, and the rise of Polish resistance, demonstrate their valor and hope in finding new meaning to life. This presentation is based on the book Needle in the Bone authored by presenter Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

Contact Caryn directly about speaking at your event:
carynmirriamgoldberg@gmail.com
(785) 766-7159
Lawrence

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