In the first three months after publication, fantastic things are happening for HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. I am proud to report many highlights and successes and remain hopeful for more. With publication of the book, Henry Zguda’s story is now out in the world as both a powerful witness to the Holocaust and a testament to what so many Poles suffered during WWII. May neither be forgotten. Henry – we did it! Na zdrowie!
Last week I held a successful Book Launch and Presentation of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America for a standing room only crowd of 85 people. Fifteen years in the making, I can finally say that while I outlived Henry Zguda, with the publication of this book, now his story will outlive me. It’s more important than ever to keep teaching against the lessons of hate and prejudice by remembering and honoring the very real victims and survivors.
Readers and reviewers alike are praising HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. Not only is Henry’s amazing story out in the world locally and nationally, people are getting the word about how many Poles suffered during WWII as well. As I’ve said in the epigraph to the book: “The past actually happened, but history is only what someone wrote down” by A. Whitney Brown.
Here is some of the latest news – all of it great!