WHAT: The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

COST: $10 adults, $5 students/seniors, free for members

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 AT 7 P.M.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KATI MARTON IN DISCUSSION WITH RICHARD C. HOLBROOKE

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

NEW YORK, NY – In The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World (Simon and Schuster, 2006), author Kati Marton tells the story of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants and their astonishing success and influence in the West, especially in the United States. Richard C. Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the United Nations will interview his wife, the author, about her remarkable book on March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Among the men the book follows are: Robert Capa, the first photographer to go ashore on D-Day; Arthur Koestler, author of the anti-Communist novel Darkness at Noon; and Michael Curtiz, the director of Casablanca.

Kati Marton, an award-winning former NPR and ABC correspondent, is the author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, a New York Times bestseller.

Richard Holbrooke was nominated by President Clinton to be Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs. Prior to becoming Assistant Secretary of State, he was US Ambassador to Germany. Holbrooke has had a varied career as a professional diplomat, a magazine editor, an author, a Peace Corps director, and an investment banker.

Tickets to this event are $10 adults, $5 students/seniors, and free for members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.