Aug 20, 2023 5:00PM—6:00PM


267 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Cost Free!

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“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

Join us in the magnificent Museum Garden as author Judy Rakowsky discusses her newly-published book, Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, an Investigative Reporter, and a Family’s Quest for Answers in Poland, a shocking true story of untold World War II secrets. Part memoir, part detective story, part family history, Jews in the Garden is the lively, heartfelt story of Judy (with a long career as an award-winning investigative reporter) and her older cousin Sam (a Holocaust survivor) and their quest for answers about what happened to family members who were hidden away during the Holocaust. As Judy turns her investigative eyes and ears toward their task, she sees a cover-up. She and Sam knock on doors, petition court documents, get run off properties, seek clandestine meetings, and ultimately find Poles who do want to remember that their relatives hid Jews in an effort to save them. They were the Jews in the garden next door, and Judy and Sam want to tell their story once and for all. Registration is free, but required.

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