Time: November 3, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm
Location: Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Street: 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Website or Map: http://www.jccabq.org
Event Type: wine, &, cheese, reception, with, author, leslie, maitland
Organized By: Phyllis Wolf
Latest Activity: Oct 8
On a pier in Marseille in 1942, with desperate refugees pressing to board ships to escape France before the Nazis choked off its ports, an 18-year old German Jewish girl was pried from the arms of her beloved Catholic Frenchman who she promised to marry. Janine and her family fled to refuge in Cuba, which thwarted the young lovers’ dream. She married an American man, started a family, but continued to yearn for her lost love. Her daughter, Maitland, a New York Times investigative reporter, set out to find him. The result is this impeccably researched nonfiction book, titled: Crossing the Borders of Time, that reads like a novel. It provides a vivid historical portrait of Jewish life in Holocaust-era Germany, France and Cuba. Event Details: Wine/Cheese. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 at door.