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Hadassah Book Group
December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Sara Frank Chapter of Hadassah book group in Burlington, VT meets monthly to discuss books with Jewish content and relevance. Meetings are informal and held at each others’ homes on the first Monday of the month. All are welcome to join for interesting discussions, tasty snacks, and socializing. For more information call 802-865-2329 or email [email protected].
DATE- December 2
TIME- 7:00 PM
TITLE- WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES by Georgia Hunter
SYNOPSIS- It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity and inner strength to persevere.