The Holocaust Council and Women’s Philanthropy groups of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest host a program with author Heather Dune Macadam, who will discuss her book, “999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz.” It’s on Zoom, on Wednesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. Susie Bruch is Holocaust Council co-chair and her family’s story is in the book. She will introduce the program.
The book tells the true story of the 999 young unmarried Jewish women, many of them teens, who were tricked into boarding a train on March 25, 1942, in Poprad, Slovakia. They believed they were going to work in a factory for a few months but were instead sent to Auschwitz. Of those 999, only a few survived. In this book, Macadam drew on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulted with historians, witnesses, and relatives to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women’s history.
The first 100 registrants will receive a copy of “999,” signed by the author, as a gift from the Bruch family. To register, go to JFEDGMW.org/event/author-insight.