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Germany Invaded Poland Eighty Years Ago. Do Untold Stories of WWII Remain?

Few survivors of the September 1, 1939 German invasion of Poland remain. I believe untold stories of World War II remain, but only for a short time longer. We are on the brink of losing all remaining untold first-person accounts. … Continue reading → The post Germany Invaded Poland Eighty Years Ago. Do Untold Stories of WWII Remain? appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Local Authors Rock! Meet Some Fellow Arizona Authors

Local Authors Rock! Meet some fellow Arizona authors. As writers, we share many things in common, especially the passion for our story, a belief in the message, and the desire to connect with a lot of readers. Passion is key. … Continue reading → The post Local Authors Rock! Meet Some Fellow Arizona Authors appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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I Love Meeting Authors and Readers

As a reader I love meeting authors, and as an author I love meeting readers. I learned many years ago that if you reach out to authors, sometimes they write back. I once received a hand-written note back. The clue … Continue reading → The post I Love Meeting Authors and Readers appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Films and Books that Feature WWII, the Holocaust, and Nazis

Films and books that feature WWII, the Holocaust, and Nazis, will always hold interest for millions of people. What is a more recognizable enemy than Hitler and Nazis? The Holocaust and the rise and fall of the Nazi party hold … Continue reading → The post Films and Books that Feature WWII, the Holocaust, and Nazis appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence

November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence after Poland disappeared off the map of Europe for 123 years. In 1795 the countries of Russia, Prussia, and Austria conspired against Poland and maneuvered to essentially conquer the country and divide … Continue reading → The post November 11 Marks 100 Years of Polish Independence appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Honoring Polish Veterans of World War II

Honoring Polish veterans of World War II takes on both the role of memorializing the sacrifices of these men and women, and educating others about what the Polish military endured and sacrificed. Today, I consider myself pretty self-educated on the Polish … Continue reading → The post Honoring Polish Veterans of World War II appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Shana Tova and Yom Kippur Greetings to My Jewish Friends

Shana Tova for the coming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur greetings to my Jewish friends. I do not celebrate these holidays personally, but I do like the New Year tradition of Rosh Hashanah to reflect on the past year, pause, … Continue reading → The post Shana Tova and Yom Kippur Greetings to My Jewish Friends appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944

I can say remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Yet I ask myself, why don’t more people know about the Warsaw Uprising that began on August 1, 1944 and lasted for 63 days. Nearly 200,000 Poles were killed. Like most … Continue reading → The post Remember the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Consider Finding Good Homes for Your Books and Spreading Literacy

Consider finding good homes for your books and spreading literacy when you need to clear your bookshelves. Reach those who need it most. Books are my friends and there are certain ones I will never give up, especially signed originals. However, … Continue reading → The post Consider Finding Good Homes for Your Books and Spreading Literacy appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Memorial Day Honors our Fallen Soldiers

Memorial Day Honors our Fallen Soldiers. I’m happy to say I have no relatives who will be honored on Memorial Day. Why? Because the holiday is to honor fallen soldiers. All of my family members who serve(d) in the military … Continue reading → The post Memorial Day Honors our Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Do Not Blame Poland and Poles for the Holocaust

Do not blame Poland and Poles for the Holocaust. It’s untrue, wrong and akin to hate speech. I struggle to comprehend the vehemence of so many people to blame Poland for the Holocaust and for concentration camps built in occupied … Continue reading → The post Do Not Blame Poland and Poles for the Holocaust appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Fantastic Things are Happening for HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America

In the first three months after publication, fantastic things are happening for HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America. I am proud to report many highlights and successes and remain hopeful for more. With publication of the … Continue reading → The post Fantastic Things are Happening for HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Author Profile: Donna Urbikas, author of My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia

Meet Donna Urbikas, author of My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia. Urbikas’ book is the true story of her mother Janina’s and sister Mira’s eviction from their small, family farm in eastern Poland by the … Continue reading → The post Author Profile: Donna Urbikas, author of My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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A Successful Book Launch and Presentation for HENRY

Last week I held a successful Book Launch and Presentation of HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America for a standing room only crowd of 85 people. Fifteen years in the making, I can finally … Continue reading → The post A Successful Book Launch and Presentation for HENRY appeared first on Katrina Shawver - Author . Original link Original author: Katrina Shawver
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Cover Reveal: Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions

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Hi, everyone.  I’ve mentioned before that I planned to re-release my music business memoir with updates, a new title, and a new cover.  I’m excited to reveal that cover, designed by James Courtney.  I’ll let you know as soon as the book is available. Original link
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