Meet Author Hans von Trotha

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December 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

German historian-novelist-journalist Hans von Trotha will visit via Zoom on Sunday, December 4, at 11:00 am to introduce his new “small jewel of a novel,” Pollak’s Arm, about the legendary Jewish art dealer Ludwig Pollak. In October 1943, a unexpected guest visits Pollak at his home in Rome and urges him to take shelter in the Vatican to avoid a Nazi round-up. As he weighs his decision, Pollak reflects on his life in art, particularly his spectacular discovery of the missing arm from the ancient Laocoön statue. Why is this statue, and the Trojan War myth it portrays, so important to his decision?

Local independent bookstore Politics & Prose is offering registrants a 10% discount on Pollak’s Arm. Click here and use the coupon code SPECIAL10 (no spaces).

Sponsored by Beth El and Adas Israel Congregation. Questions? Contact Robin Jacobson at

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December 4
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Robin Jacobson