American-born Mildred Fish Harnack is well known throughout modern Germany, where streets and schools have been named after her. A literary scholar and anti-Nazi resistance fighter, Mildred was the only American woman whose execution during World War II was personally ordered by Adolf Hitler. Yet here in her native country, Mildred’s story is largely unknown. Bestselling novelist Jennifer Chiaverini brings Mildred to life in “Resistance Women,” an enthralling saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of this era. The novel, inspired by a true story, is the tale of a courageous, passionate American and the circle of women who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin.
Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books.