In her new book 999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam (co-author, Rena’s Promise) chronicles the tale of nearly 1,000 young Jewish women from Slovakia who were deceived into boarding a train for Auschwitz. Painstakingly researched, the book illuminates the women’s day-to-day lives and struggle for survival in the death camp.

Macadam was at the Museum on January 8, 2020, in conversation with Dr. Lori Weintrob (Director, Wagner College Holocaust Center) and with very special guests: Descendants of the women who survived that first transport.

Watch the program below.