By Macadam, Heather DuneBy Moorehead, Caroline
From National Book Award nominee, 999: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE FIRST WOMEN IN AUSCHWITZ is the untold story of the 999 young, unmarried Jewish women who were tricked into boarding a train in Poprad, Slovakia on March 25, 1942. It became the first official transport to Ausc...hwitz. Believing that they had been called up for three months of government service, these women were sold to the Nazis as slave labour by their own government. Drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees, 999 is an important addition to Holocaust literature and women's history.Read more
Heather Dune Macadam's first book, co-authored with Rena Kornreich Gelissen, was Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz, also about the first transport. Heather Dune actively fights against Holocaust denial and is the director of the Rena's Promise Foundation. She sits on the advisory board of the Cities of Peace: Auschwitz and is the Producer/Director of the documentary film, 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz. Her efforts have been recognized by Yad Vashem in the UK, the USC Shoah Foundation, the National Museum of Jewish History in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the Panstowe Memorial and Museum of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, NPR, the New York Times and the Guardian. She divides her time between New York and Herefordshire, England. Visit 999thefirstwomeninauschwitz on Facebook, on Twitter @heatherdune, or at www.999themovie.com.
Subscribe now to be the first to hear about specials and upcoming releases.
Copyright © 2020 Wheelers Books
· All rights reserved