April 21, 2020 • 10:30 am • $10
Beatrice Friedman Theater, 582 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, 34232
Jack Fairweather and Sarah Rose will present a panel discussion on some of the heroes of the resistance during World War II.
Fairweather’s book, The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz, tells the incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter’s infiltrations of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within and his death defying attempt to warn the Allies about the Nazis’ plans for a “Final Solution” before it was too late. The author is a graduate of Oxford University and has been a correspondent for the Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph. His reporting while an embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion won him the British Press Award (the British equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize).
Sarah Rose has written for the Wall Street Journal, Outside The Saturday Evening Post, and Men’s Journal. In 2014, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Prize in Travel Writing. Rose’s book, D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis and Helped Win World War II, is the dramatic untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain’s elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory. These women destroyed train lines, ambushed Nazis, and gathered crucial intelligence.