Very sad to say Mrs. Stanislaw Osiczko Sledziejowska, one of the last surviving “Ravensbruck Ladies,” passed away today at 93. Part of a group nicknamed “The Rabbits” by the Nazi doctors at the camp, she was one of the youngest Polish political prisoners experimented on at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp as a teen, and was so … More One of the Last “Ravensbruck Ladies” Passes Away at 93.
I’ve always thought Costco was amazing and now I know for sure. It’s so gratifying to have someone like Pennie Clark Ianniciello, who has her finger on the pulse of what’s good in books, sing Lilac Girls’ praises. Writer Lisa Alcalay Klug captured the story so beautifully and they even included a video from my website about … More Be still my heart. Pennie picked Lilac Girls.
If you’ve read Lilac Girls you know about little Guy Poirot, the baby who is lifted up into one of the Swedish Red Cross’ rescue busses, to be reunited with his mother and escape the camp. It is based on a true story, of how Ravensbruck prisoner Raymonde Poirot gave birth to a child at … More Meet Guy, the infant in Lilac Girls who survived Ravensbruck, now all grown up.
I met Irene Weisberg Zisblatt (above right) in Florida on book tour this spring for Lilac Girls, when I was lucky to have her introduce me at a JCC book event. I admired the little silver pin fixed to the neck of her dress. “It means ‘remember’ in Hebrew,” she said as she took it off and … More An Incredible Meeting in Poland
Book clubs that read Lilac Girls have done some incredible things to celebrate the novel, but this book club from Boca Raton, Florida went above and beyond. Joanna Jendroska who was born and raised in Legnica, Poland and moved to New York when she was 18 hosted the club’s Lilac Girls discussion … More The Read Between the Wines Book Club’s Amazing Lilac Girls Celebration