PGSA meeting May 21 - Author/researcher Larry Stillman to speak #poland


Shelley K. Pollero
 

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Meeting
Sunday, May 21, 2006
2 pm
Polish Museum of America
Chicago, Illinois

PGSA meetings are open to the public! After the meeting will be the
following speaker:

LARRY STILLMAN will give a presentation of his book, A Match Made in Hell:
The Jewish Boy and the Polish Bandit Who Defied the Nazis.

Left for dead beneath his father's lifeless body, teenaged Morris GOLDNER is
rescued and protected by the enigmatic outlaw-turned-mercenary, Jan Kopec.
The bandit trains the boy in combat and sabotage and then sells his services
to a shadowy resistance group. Hiding together for 18 months, these two
disparate personalities forge a remarkable friendship born of need and
desperation.

Mr. Stillman will also discuss his extensive research including a trip to
Poland where he uncovered old secrets and interviewed former partisans who
still live in the area.

Honors and Awards:

- Finalist, best adult non-fiction of 2003, Society of Midland Authors
- Best of the University Presses, 2003, American Library Association
- Best of the Teen Age, 2004, New York Public Library System

Read the incredible true story! Click here for excerpt and reviews:
http://www.larrystillman.com/work1.htm

NOTE: The only towns mentioned in the webpage excerpt were Jaslo,
Krosno, and Moderowka [near Dukla]. These towns are in Galicia.

Shelley K. Pollero
Immediate Past Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
geshergalicia@...
http://www.jewishgen.org/Galicia/

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