“Helen Fry in Conversation” Series of Five Lectures

Susan Ronald talks with Helen Fry on “A Dangerous Woman” The Life of Florence Gould

A Dangerous Woman is Susan Ronald’s revealing biography of Florence Gould, fabulously wealthy socialite and patron of the arts, who hid a dark past as a Nazi collaborator in 1940’s Paris.

During the Occupation, Florence took several German lovers and hosted a controversial Nazi salon. As the Allies closed in, the unscrupulous Florence became embroiled in a notorious money laundering operation for Hermann Göring’s Aerobank. Yet after the war, not only did she avoid prosecution, but her vast fortune bought her respectability as a significant contributor to the Metropolitan Museum and New York University, among many others.

Series “Helen Fry in Conversation” with:

Robin Lustig – Is Anything Happening? My Life as a Newsman – Aug. 28, 2022
Susan Ronald – A Dangerous Woman – Sept. 11, 2022
Leah Garrett – X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II – Oct. 2, 2022
George Bearfield – Foursquare: The Last Parachutist – Oct. 16, 2022
Helen Rappaport – In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Black Cultural Icon and Humanitarian – Oct. 23, 2022

“Helen Fry in Conversation” Series of Five Lectures

Leah Garrett talks with Helen Fry on X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II

The incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now.

“Brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees—a top-secret band of brothers—who waged war on Hitler.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter and TheLiberator

Series “Helen Fry in Conversation” with:

Robin Lustig – Is Anything Happening? My Life as a Newsman – Aug. 28, 2022
Susan Ronald – A Dangerous Woman – Sept. 11, 2022
Leah Garrett – X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War IIOct. 2, 2022
George Bearfield – Foursquare: The Last Parachutist – Oct. 16, 2022
Helen Rappaport – In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Black Cultural Icon and Humanitarian – Oct. 23, 2022

Leah Garrett is Professor and Director of Jewish Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York. She has published five books in Jewish studies and won and was shortlisted for numerous literary prizes. Her new book, X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War Two, has been featured on CNN, Time Magazine, The Guardian, C-SPAN and a range of other venues. The Daily Telegraph called it “a thrilling story, well-told,” while the Times of London labelled it as “gripping,” and The Jerusalem Report called it “stunning…an incredible moving story of Jewish heroism.” X Troop is being translated into Hebrew, Polish and Russian.
To learn more, please visit www.leahgarrett.org