Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Newark Minutemen- Leslie Barry author talk

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Newarkminutemen bookcoverFINALMORGANJAMES.jpgJoin us for an interview with Author, Leslie Barry, who's newly released book "Newark Minutemen" is based the real life story of Jewish boxers fighting Nazis!

Barry, 58, grew up hearing stories about her late Uncle Harry and his amateur boxing days during the Depression. Only years later did she learn from her mother that Harry Levine was also a member of the Newark Minutemen. That family lore is how her just-published debut novel, “Newark Minutemen,” was born.

During the Great Depression in Newark, NJ, Jewish boxer Yael Newman meets Krista Brecht, daughter of the German-American Nazi high command. When his affections turn real, his friends warn him against crossing the line. When Krista leaves for American Nazi summer camp in Long Island, New York, he swears to rescue her. But his mission becomes much more when he’s recruited into the Newark Minutemen by the Jewish mob and FBI to go undercover and fight the German-American Nazis who are taking over America. 

Newark Minutemen’s feature film rights have been optioned by Fullwell 73, the independent production company behind The Late Late Show with James Corden and Auschwitz in Color.

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