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Stumbling Stone: A Novel - a presentation by authors Julie Freestone and Rudi Raab

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Free event at the Jewish Community Library / 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Julie Freestone, a former East Bay journalist, was born in the Bronx to Jewish immigrant parents.  Rudi Raab, a retired City of Berkeley police officer and Medieval German scholar, was born in Germany to a high-ranking Nazi eight days after the end of World War II in Europe. They met through an accident of fate when Julie interviewed Rudi while reporting a story.

Life partners for more than twenty years, they wrote Stumbling Stone as a work of fiction inspired by their own real-life histories. Part romance and part mystery, the novel explores the tangled legacy of Nazism and the Holocaust and bridges the gaps the couple found in the historical record. It also serves as a literary memorial to one German who refused to adhere to the Nazi party line and paid dearly. For more information about Julie Freestone and Rudi Raab, visit their Stumbling Stone website. 

Co-presented by JFCS Holocaust Center and the Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

The Jewish Community Library is located on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. Free parking in the building's private garage. Enter garage on Pierce Street, between Ellis and Eddy; buzz intercom for entrance. Pedestrians use gate at Ellis Street and buzz intercom for entrance.