S12E21 My Dear Boy (5/21/19)

May 21, 2019
Faith & History:
A Conversation with Author

Joanie Holzer Schirm

It is a story of exile and loss – of resilience and hope. On this Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we will discuss faith and the importance of knowing and remembering our history. The book is entitled, My Dear Boy: A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation. We will talk with the author, who in the year 2000 found a treasure trove of letters held together by rusted paperclips and stamped with censor marks. They had been sent from Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, China, and South and North America. She began to piece together the information that would tell the remarkable story of her father who came of age as a Jew in interwar Prague – his escape from a Nazi held army unit, his practice of medicine in China’s war-ravaged interior, and his eventual arrival in the United States. What can we learn from this remarkable story? Our conversation with Ms. Joanie Holzer Schirm and the extraordinary true story she unveils – that’s on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.

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