In her haunting memoir, The Spiral Shell: A French Village Reveals its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War II, Sandell Morse uncovers long silenced stories of bravery, and in turn finds deeper meaning and understanding of her own Jewish heritage.
After World War II, the stories of those who resisted and escaped were left buried and unheard for more than generations. Sandell Morse sought to change that and gradually befriended and gained the trust of several individuals who shared their stories of that harrowing time and the brave and selfless actions of those who chose to fight against bigotry, oppression, and genocide. Through that journey, the author found a narrative that unfolds and overlaps both past and present, and discovered truths about her own life and Jewish history, denied her in childhood. Join Morse for this engaging discussion of her work and discoveries.
A book signing follows the event.