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Book Talk with Sandy Berman: Whitewashed

Book Talk with Sandy Berman: Whitewashed
Aug 02 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Book Talk with Sandy Berman: Whitewashed

Virtual Book Talk with Sandy Berman

The Breman’s founding archivist, Sandy Berman, will be introducing Whitewashed at The Breman, and giving our guests special insight into the novel's captivating tale. Our director Leslie Gordon will be moderating the talk with Sandy.

The novel is available on Amazon here. Be sure to pick it up so you have time to read it before the talk.

This event is freely available to the public. Simply register ahead of time here.

After you register you will recieve an email on the day of the event reminding you to attend.

Whitewashed

Tommy Stern has never gotten over the suicide of his best friend, Ben Lowe, who in the summer of 1951 is found hanging from a tree in the woods behind their high school in Huntsville, Alabama. A year earlier, Huntsville becomes home to 118 former Nazi scientists and engineers who have been brought to the United States through a secret government-sponsored project called Operation Paperclip to work on the space program. Even past evidence of war crimes does not disqualify these men from entering the United States.

Eighteen years later, the discovery of a journal is the catalyst that encourages Tommy to reexamine the facts that led to his friend’s death. Ben is Jewish and a survivor of the Holocaust. The journal leads Tommy to believe that there is a connection between Ben’s untimely and horrific final moments and the arrival of the Germans.

Tommy’s search for the truth leads him back to Huntsville where he rekindles a relationship with his high school girlfriend Karin Angel, the daughter of one of the German scientists. Karin and Tommy join forces to discover the dark secrets of Operation Paperclip and the truth behind what happened to Ben.

It’s been six very long years since the publication of Klara with a K, my first novel, based on the experiences of Klara Werner who survives the Holocaust and immigrates to the American South. In Whitewashed, I have again returned to the subject of the Holocaust and to the complicated lives of Jews who made their homes below the Mason-Dixon line. I would love to hear from you and hope you enjoy Whitewashed.

Whitewashed is available on Amazon.

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