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Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, #1) by Martha Hall KellyInspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.
New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.
An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.
For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.
The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
The Women of World War 2
Carolyn Wolsey Ferriday, a philanthropist who helped to bring some Polish women who had been used by the Nazis for medical experiments, to the United States for treatment, died Tuesday at her home in Bethlehem, Conn. She was 87 years old and lived in Manhattan and at Bellamy House in Bethlehem, an historic landmark.
Martha Hall Kelly
Caroline Ferriday And The Ravensbrück "Rabbits": A WWII Tale Of Heroism And Persistence
Why did these women from across the Atlantic Ocean praise this part-time Connectican? What did she do to earn three medals of honor from the French government, including the Legion of Honor, the highest French distinction, awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through civilian or military valor? Her parents had purchased the property as a summer home in when she was 10 years old. Caroline lived in New York City during the winters and spent summers in Bethlehem, where she was particularly devoted to her garden and pursued her many philanthropic interests. Ferriday was a lifelong Francophile.
Listen Listening After the war, socialite and Connecticut resident Caroline Ferriday helped bring dozens of these women to the U. And later — did you know as a registered voter in Connecticut, your party affiliation, address and birthdate are publicly available? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Seventy-five years ago, Americans across the country put their lives on hold, leaving their homes and risking their lives to fight a brutal war by land, sea and air. Today is Veterans Day, and while we honor Veterans of all wars on this day, this hour we hear the stories of the men and women of World War II.
She told her that when she was 14 years old and living in West Tisbury, she watched World War II soldiers march by on their way to train in Aquinnah. Decades later, Ms. Kelly worked as a copywriter and raised three children before writing her first novel Lilac Girls, which takes place during World War II. The novel was published this spring and became a New York Times bestseller within weeks. The women were the subjects of experimental operations Nazi doctors conducted and were known as the Lapins, or Rabbits. The novel is told from the perspective of three women whose paths eventually cross: Caroline Ferriday, a German Nazi doctor, Herta Oberhauser, and the fictional Kasia Kuzmerick, a young Polish girl whose character is based on one of the Rabbits, Nina Ivanska. In the early s, Mrs.
During World War II the Nazis experimented on Polish women among others at Ravensbrück concentration camp outside of Berlin. After the war, socialite and Connecticut resident Caroline Ferriday helped bring dozens of these women to the U.S. for medical treatment. This hour, we learn.
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Why did these women from across the Atlantic Ocean praise this part-time Connectican? What did she do to earn three medals of honor from the French government, including the Legion of Honor, the highest French distinction, awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through civilian or military valor? Her parents had purchased the property as a summer home in when she was 10 years old.
For months, Kelly carried the Victoria magazine article with her, hoping to visit the famed lilac garden of actress Caroline Ferriday a three-hour drive north in Bethlehem, Connecticut. Kelly was immediately drawn into their story, obscured by history, and how Ferriday brought them to the US for post-war rehabilitation. Courtesy Kelly continued researching, ultimately spending 10 years working toward a goal that remained unknown even to her. She only began writing when she accidentally drank a caffeinated Starbucks cappuccino instead of her usual decaf one morning. What turned into her first book became an immediate New York Times bestseller. The late Ferriday was a New York resident who summered in Connecticut, cultivating lilacs, sending out charged correspondence about a variety of issues and running charitable campaigns. She soon brought the group of Ravensbruck survivors — the only Nazi concentration camp solely for women — to the US for treatment in the post-war period.
In her parents purchased what is now known as the Bellamy-Ferriday House where the family would spend their summers, after spending their winters in New York City. Caroline Ferriday's acting debut was in Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice, in the role of Balthazar. She visited Warsaw, Poland in to meet the women and make initial preparation for their trip, and visited again that same year with Dr. William Hitzig, who had also aided the Hiroshima Maidens, for a medical assessment of their needs. She wrote three articles about the Rabbits who considered her to be a dear friend, even calling her 'godmother'.