Cancelled: K.R. Gaddy tells the story of anti-Nazi teenagers in FLOWERS IN THE GUTTER

 

K.R. Gaddy tells the story of anti-Nazi teenagers in Flowers in the Gutter

Wednesday, April 1st, 7pm ***This event has been postponed. A new date will be posted as soon as possible.***

Fritz, Gertrud, and Jean were classic outsiders: their clothes were different, their music was rebellious, and they weren’t afraid to fight. But they were also Germans living under Hitler, and any nonconformity could get them arrested or worse. As children in 1933, they saw their world change. Their earliest memories were of the Nazi rise to power and of their parents fighting Brownshirts in the streets, being sent to prison, or just disappearing.

As Hitler’s grip tightened, these three found themselves trapped in a nation whose government contradicted everything they believed in. And by the time they were teenagers, the Nazis expected them to be part of the war machine. Fritz, Gertrud, and Jean and hundreds like them said no. They grew bolder, painting anti-Nazi graffiti, distributing anti-war leaflets, and helping those persecuted by the Nazis. Their actions were always dangerous. The Gestapo pursued and arrested hundreds of Edelweiss Pirates. In World War II’s desperate final year, some Pirates joined in sabotage and armed resistance, risking the Third Reich’s ultimate punishment.

This is their story.

K.R. Gaddy's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Baltimore SunBaltimore magazine, OZY, and Narratively, among other publications. Her writing and research has received numerous awards, including a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Rubys Artist Grant. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Goucher College, a BA in history, and a BA in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). K.R. GADDY's work has appeared in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore magazine, OZY, and Narratively, among other publications. Her writing and research has received numerous awards, including a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Rubys Artist Grant. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Goucher College, a BA in history, and a BA in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555414
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020