Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Kluger’s latest work, Hamlet’s Children, is a historical novel set in German-occupied Denmark during the Holocaust. Seen through the eyes of a young American’s assimilation into the world of his Danish relatives and their friends, the characters cunningly attempt to subvert the Germans’ iron grip on their kingdom by keeping their Jewish neighbors out of the Nazis’ murderous hands. Vibrant with memorable moments and fraught with tension, this artfully crafted narrative, both heartbreaking and uplifting, is a testament to the human spirit in its bleakest hours.

Kluger is joined in conversation by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winning-actor Julianna Margulies with a book signing to follow. They will discuss the book and its connection to the Museum’s exhibition Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark, about the incredible story of the Danish rescue, which opens in October 2023.

Hamlet’s Children will be available to purchase at the event.

Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Richard Kluger is an American social historian and novelist who, after working as a New York journalist and publishing executive, turned in mid-career to writing books that have won wide critical acclaim. His two best known works are Simple Justice, considered the definitive account of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision outlawing racially segregated public schools, and Ashes to Ashes, a critical history of the cigarette industry and its lethal toll on smokers, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.

As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film. She can currently be seen starring as Laura Peterson on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. Margulies previously starred as Alicia Florrick on the long-running hit CBS show The Good Wife, which she also produced, and is also well known for her role as one of the original cast members of ER. More recently, she has starred on critically acclaimed series, including Billions and The Hot Zone. Margulies has added author to her list of credits with the recent release of her memoir, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. She has been involved with Project ALS and Erin’s Law and is also a board member of the New York City-based MCC Theater company and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.

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