Jews in the Garden: A Holocaust Survivor, the Fate of His Family, and the Secret History of Poland in World War II

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5.62 X 8.25 X 1.04 inches | 0.86 pounds

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About the Author
Judy Rakowsky spent a three-decade journalism career at five metropolitan dailies as an enterprising reporter and breaking news editor focused on crime and legal affairs. At the Boston Globe, the Providence Journal, and People Magazine, she broke stories on major issues of the day from organized crime to priest sex abuse, domestic violence, and online bullying. Along the way, she garnered awards for feature writing, sensitivity to crime victims, and enterprise reporting. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Jews in the Garden reads like the best of narrator-guided murder-mysteries. But in this case the who-done-it is real, chilling, and makes clear why today's Polish government is so determined to keep its bloody Holocaust-era secrets." -- Larry Tye, New York Times bestselling author
"A very well written book; an informative and instructive reading." -- Jan T. Gross, author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland
"Riveting. A powerful, inspiring book which takes us to the heart of darkness in search of fates of Jews who tried to survive in hiding, in Poland, during the Holocaust. Jews in the Garden uncovers the long-forgotten, horrible, deaths at the hands of neighbors, and records the painstaking, decades-long effort to restore and to preserve the memory of the past. Judy Rakowsky's book is a must read for all of us who care about the history of the Holocaust and about the preservation of memory of the Jewish catastrophe." -- Jan Grabowski, PhD, author of the prize-winning Hunt for Jews and Night Without End

"An intriguing look into a little-understood and largely unrecognized part of Holocaust history." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Rakowsky's prose is the equal of any novelist... A thrilling blend of the personal and the historical." -- Booklist

"An engrossing, engagingly written, highly researched account of a journey to find out the truth of what happened to a specific family during the Holocaust." -- Library Journal STARRED Review

"Rakowsky has written a moving and sometimes shocking book that often reads like a thriller." -- The New York Times

"Part memoir, part thriller." -- NPR's Book of the Day