The Real Heroes of Lilac Girls

Last night a Goodreads reader named Cynthia posted a question on my page: “What will you do if Lilac Girls wins The Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award?” I told Cynthia I would shout it to the rooftops since my goal in writing the book was to get the word out about this incredible group of Polish political … More The Real Heroes of Lilac Girls

What Happened to Herta Oberheuser, the Only Woman Doctor at Ravensbruck, After She Was Released From Prison?

Spoiler alert…if you haven’t finished Lilac Girls you may want to read this once you have… I’ve been loving my Skype sessions with book groups that have just finished Lilac Girls. One of the first questions many of them ask is “What happened to Herta Oberheuser after she was released from prison?” After several Polish “Rabbits” (above) testified that … More What Happened to Herta Oberheuser, the Only Woman Doctor at Ravensbruck, After She Was Released From Prison?

Some Wonderful New Caroline Ferriday Pictures

I love this new batch of Caroline Ferriday photos, especially this one of Caroline and her friend Helena Piasecka. Helena was one of the four so-called “Rabbits” who not only stayed with Caroline on their trip to America, but also married in the states and became one of Caroline’s lifelong friends. They are so happy to be … More Some Wonderful New Caroline Ferriday Pictures

The Amazing Portrait of Caroline Ferriday Returns Home to The Bellamy-Ferriday House

Last April I visited The Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, Ct., Caroline’s lovely country home she and her family called The Hay. I turned the corner in her bedroom, a room I’d been to many times since I first started researching Caroline’s life for Lilac Girls and stopped in my tracks. On the lovely wallpapered wall was … More The Amazing Portrait of Caroline Ferriday Returns Home to The Bellamy-Ferriday House