Sunday, November 19, 2023
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

Seating is first come, first served and requires advanced registration.

Three-time National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor author Steve Sheinkin’s Impossible Escape tells the true story of two Jewish teenagers—Rudolf (Rudi) Vrba and Alfred Wetzler—racing against time during the Holocaust. One is hiding in Hungary, and the other in Auschwitz, plotting escape.  

Sheinkin will discuss the story of one of the most famous whistleblowers in the world, and how his death-defying escape helped save over 100,000 lives. A signing will follow, with books available for purchase.  

Steve Sheinkin is the acclaimed author of fast-paced, cinematic nonfiction histories, including Fallout, Undefeated, Born to Fly, The Port Chicago 50, and Bomb. His accolades include a Newbery Honor, three Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards, a Sibert Medal and Honor, and three National Book Award finalist honors. Sheinkin wrote the Museum’s exhibition Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and two children. 


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

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