Thu, Aug 24|
American Jewish University presents Heather Dune Macadam and AJU’s Michael Berenbaum
A true love story of a Holocaust victim and Catholic Resistance fighter in France, drawn from never-before-published family letters and archives.
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
About the event
Join author Heather Dune Macadam and AJU’s Michael Berenbaum for a discussion on Macadam’s latest non-fiction book, “Star Crossed” that offers a gripping account of love and resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII. Annette Zelman, a Jewish student at the Beaux-Arts, and Jean Jausion, a Catholic poet, find forbidden love at the Café de Flore. Despite their parents' opposition, the couple feels invincible until the Nazis start arresting and deporting Jews. This epic true story draws from never-before-published family letters and other archival sources, providing precious insight into the Holocaust and the lives of French people under the Hitler regime. “Star Crossed” showcases a tale of undying devotion and the transformative power of love seen through the prism of history.