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San Francisco


Courage in the Face of Evil

International Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us that the unthinkable actually happened. Mark Shaw draws on his dramatic skills to tell the story of Vera Konig, a Christian German nurse. Vera's choice is clear: She must risk her life and that of Andrea, an orphaned Russian girl she is hiding at Ravensbrück concentration camp, by trusting the enemy—a Nazi prison guard who may save or parade them before a firing squad. Based on a compelling Holocaust diary, this daunting scenario sets the stage for an inspiring story of faith, redemption, and the blur between good and evil that transforms the lives of all three characters. Through Vera's eyes, we are reminded that love may be universal, especially when human survival is at stake.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities

January 27, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Mark Shaw
Author, Courage in the Face of Evil

5:30 p.m. check-in
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing