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AUTHOR: Jennifer Coburn

  Friday, February 24, 2-3 pm, local author, Jennifer Colburn will join us to discuss her new book, CRADLES of the REICH.   This  historical novel explores in fiction, a topic rarely covered–the Lebensborn project:  a WW II Nazi human breeding program to create “racially fit” babies.  Author Jennifer Coburn

Colburn takes the reader inside Heim Hochland, one of the real breeding homes in Bavaria, where the fates of three women are irrevocably intertwined.  Gundi is a pregnant university student from Berlin and a secret member of a resistance group. Eighteen year old Hilde, is a true believer in the Nazi cause and thrilled to be carrying a Nazi official’s child. Irma is a 44-year -old nurse, desperate to build a new life for herself.  “All three women have everything to lose as they begin to realize they are trapped within  Hitler’s terrifying scheme to build a Nazi-Aryan nation.  A cautionary tale for modern times told in stunning detail, Cradles of the Reich uncovers a little-known Nazi atrocity but also carries an uplifting reminder of the power of women to set aside differences and work together in solidarity in the face of oppression.”

For more information about author Jennifer Coburn and her other books including “We’ll Always Have Paris: A Mother/Daughter Memoir,” click on