American Club Brussels
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Reading Group

  • 09 Jan 2019
  • 13 Mar 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 09 Jan 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 13 Feb 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 13 Mar 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • See event details.

The Canadian Club of Belgium,
The American Club of Brussels &
The American Women's Club of Brussels

welcome you to our Reading Group
on the second Wednesday of the month
[7:00–9:00 p.m.]

(CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

We ask you to present a book of your choice (U.S. or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

Reading Group Contact
(also for venue details)
Geneviève Bergiers
Tel. 02/660.57.65

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2019 date open for your suggestions: March 13
On January 9Geneviève Bergiers will present

Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
by Frans de WAAL

Frans de Waal is a primatologist and ethologist. He is Professor of Primate Behaviour at the University of Atlanta and a Member of the Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The book opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed and how we have underestimated their abilities for too long…

Please contact Geneviève Bergiers
Tel. 02/660.57.65

On February 13, we will exceptionally welcome a publisher from Amsterdam, Liesbeth HEENK, who will present:

Classmate of Anne Frank 

by Nanette BLITZ KONIG

About the Book
If you like Anne Frank’s diaries you will love these memoirs of Anne Frank’s Classmate

In these compelling Holocaust memoirs, Nanette Blitz Konig relates her amazing story of survival during the Second World War. Together with her family and millions of other Jews she was imprisoned by the Nazi’s. At Bergen-Belsen she had a minimum chance of survival.

Nanette (b. 1929) was a class mate of Anne Frank in the Jewish Lyceum of Amsterdam. They met again in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp shortly before Anne Frank died. During these emotional encounters, Anne Frank revealed how the Frank family hid in the annex. She talked about their subsequent deportation, her experience in Auschwitz and her plans for her diary after the war.

This honest WW2 story, Holocaust Memoirs of a Bergen-Belsen Survivor and Classmate of Anne Frank, describes the hourly battle for survival under the brutal conditions in the camp imposed by the Nazi regime. It continues with her struggle to recover from the effects of starvation and tuberculosis after the war. Gradually she was able to restart her life, marry and build a family. 

Find out more about Amsterdam Publishers here.

Please contact Geneviève Bergiers
Tel. 02/660.57.65

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