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Arizona Jewish Historical Society Book Discussion: The Unwanted by Michael Hobbs
September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“The Unwanted,” tells the story of Jewish families from the village of Kippenheim on the edge of the Black Forest desperately seeking American Visas to escape Nazi Germany. Some make it to the US, after battling formidable bureaucratic obstacles. Some are turned back. some perish along the way. Some are murdered in Auschwitz story. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, diaries, and Visa records, Michael Dobbs paints a vivid picture of what it was like to live among increasingly hostile neighbors, waiting for “the piece of paper with a stamp” that would determine their fate. And he recounts the heated debate taking place in the US over whether or not to admit refugees. The result is a page-turning narrative filled with memorable characters facing life or death moments that will resonate with readers today.