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An Address in Amsterdam: Faith & the Arts
March 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Have you ever wondered what you would have done if you’d been one of Anne Frank’s neighbors? Mary Dingee Fillmore spent 13 years asking herself that question, after discovering that she was staying inside the Nazi-defined Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam. The result is an acclaimed historical novel, An Address in Amsterdam, about a young Jewish woman who risks her life in the underground. Rachel Klein makes that choice after her activist Gentile boyfriend has to disappear – and ultimately must hide with her own family after 18 months doing increasingly dangerous work.
Join Mary as she fills us in on what really happened in Amsterdam in 1940-45, the many forms resistance took, and particularly the role that women played in working against the Nazis. She’ll also talk about the church and people of faith in the resistance. We hope for a discussion that includes reflection as well as questions and answers.