Behind the Book: Into the Forest

Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
with Rebecca Frankel 
Thursday, January 27  at 7:00pm
Virtual event via Zoom (sign up below to receive the link) 

Join the conversation: Based on years of research, and Frankel’s exten­sive inter­views with mem­bers of the Rabi­nowitz fam­i­ly, as well as oth­er Holocaust sur­vivors, Into the For­est is the rarest of Holo­caust sto­ries with a hap­py end­ing and a pow­er­ful tes­ta­ment to the human spirit.  

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About the book:  In the sum­mer of 1942, the Jew­ish Rabi­nowitz fam­i­ly nar­row­ly escaped the Nazi killing squad ter­ror­iz­ing their Pol­ish home­town. They fled to the for­bid­ding Bialowieza For­est where they mirac­u­lous­ly sur­vived for two years. Of the 800 Jews from their town who hid in the for­est, bare­ly 200 sur­vived, just a tiny num­ber of them chil­dren. Lib­er­at­ed in 1944 by the Russ­ian Army, they crossed the Alps on foot ille­gal­ly as refugees, set­tling in Italy in displaced persons camps for almost three years before final­ly immi­grat­ing to the Unit­ed States. 

About the author:  Rebec­ca Frankel is the author of New York Times best­selling book, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Hero­ism, His­to­ry, and Love. Her work has been pub­lished in Smith­son­ian Mag­a­zine, The Wall Street Jour­nal, Slate, and Nation­al Geo­graph­ic, among oth­ers. She has appeared as a guest on Conan, PBS New­shour, BBC World News, and the Diane Rehm Show, among oth­ers. Most recent­ly she was exec­u­tive edi­tor of For­eign Pol­i­cy’s print mag­a­zine. Frankel lives in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. 

Book Links: Books on the Square (Local)AmazonBarnes & Noble 

This event is made possible by a partnership with the Jewish Book Council, and sponsored by the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center.  


Behind the Book: Into the Forest

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