Mary Dingee Fillmore
Mary devoted thirteen years to research and write An Address in Amsterdam, an acclaimed historical novel about a young Jewish woman who joins the resistance.
Contrary to the image that most Dutch people resisted the Nazis, only a small percentage actively participated—many of them women delivering messages or smuggling children to safety. What would they say if they could speak to us now? How are their decisions and struggles relevant today?
Writer Mary Fillmore will explore how people decided to resist, what they actually did, and what the results were. We’ll discuss how their courage can inspire people with a broad range of views.
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Mary Fillmore examines the choices faced and decisions made by the people who lived alongside the Jewish population as persecution in Nazi-occupied Europe intensified.
Mary Fillmore explores how Dutch people decided to resist the Nazis, what they actually did, and what the results were of their actions.