Listen to us talk about how we wrote and published the novel.  An Ashby Village presentation March 2021

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“I’m pressed for time and expected to read it over a couple of weeks of casual reading, but found it hard to put down. I also enjoyed the occasional injections of humor. which leavened what otherwise could be a very heavy topic.”
Professor Martin Hellman, Stanford University  (2016 winner of the Turing Award)    Read more reviews.

Watch our  Book Passage event: Giving Voice to Victims of the Nazis .
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Authors are available for Bay Area, California book groups

Julie and Rudi with classroom teacher at (school name)

Julie and Rudi with classroom teacher Marsha Hebden at El Cerrito High School

As Julie and Rudi share their family histories and memories of growing up in post-war Germany, they may inspire you to learn more.

Book Group Resources

Book Group Questions

Presentations and Readings

Listen to Rudi and Julie on NPR Podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilner

Hear Rudi and Julie on VoiceAmerica’s Good Grief program with host Cheryl Jones.

Rudi and Julie were also interviewed on the Author’s Show. Listen to it here:

Julie and Rudi are available to make presentations in schools and other settings.

“You two are so personable, and because of that, made what otherwise would be a very difficult issue, accessible and something that can be discussed openly.
– Alana Shindler, Kol Hadash Congregation, California

Students have responded enthusiastically to their appearances, as this thanks illustrates.

“Your stories and your ways of telling them were both engaging and interesting. Great detective work! Congratulations on your book!”

– Student, World War II class, El Cerrito High School, California

Please contact us to learn more.

Resource links

More than 32,000 Stolpersteine (lit. “stumbling stones”) have been placed in Germany as well as in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Norway and Ukraine. Learn about the significance of these memorials to the Holocaust dead.

Read one family’s story about the Stolpersteine they placed

Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Two historical overviews of the concentration camp that altogether housed more than 250,000 European Jews.
Wikipedia article
Buchenwald Memorial

Related articles

Read about how a treasure trove of documents laid the foundation for Stumbling Stone at Avotaynu Online

Read about our unlikely romance in Bustle magazine

Three articles by Julie Freestone (Originally printed in the Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, posted with permission)

Read about the authors in the J newspaper

We are the Children of the Holocaust, Rudi Raab  (see video of Rudi reading the poem )
Census, Mathilda Conan  (Originally printed in the Berkeley Voice)

Other Books by Julie Freestone and Rudi Raab

Howdy: the Adventures of a Disgruntled Pig
Glory the Ghost Who Wore Glasses
The Story of Hanukkah for Very Small Children