Michael Dobbs discusses his most recent book,
The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz and a
Village Caught in Between
November 12 | 7:30 pm
Chevy Chase Village Hall
In The Unwanted, Dobbs, a former Washington Post journalist, uses previously unpublished material to tell the stories of several Jewish families from Kippenheim, a small German village near the French border. The book describes life for these families after 1938, as they try to immigrate to the United States to escape Nazi Germany. In 1940, these "unwanted" German Jews were deported to France, where they continued their quest for U.S. visas. The families’ struggle takes place against the historical backdrop of a refugee crisis and bitter immigration debate that parallel those of our time.
The Unwanted is "a Holocaust story that is both German and American" and "vividly captures the experiences of a small community struggling to survive amid tumultuous world events."
Michael Dobbs spent much of his decades long career as a journalist at the Washington Post, where he covered the collapse of communism and launched the Post's Fact Checker column. Dobbs is the acclaimed author of five other books, including the New York Times bestseller One Minute to Midnight, a gripping account of the Cuban missile crisis. For more information on Michael go to michaeldobbsbooks.com.
The event is free and open to all residents of Chevy Chase and friends.
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