An Ognisko Polskie Zoom event discussing the controversial Yalta Conference with Author Catherine Katz introducing her book: “The Daughters of Yalta”
The historical context presented by Professor Norman Davies and the social aspects with Professor Jerzy Kolankiewicz
The Daughters of Yalta
Much has been written about the historic Yalta Conference in February 1945, when Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt met to decide the future of the postwar world. Little, however, is known about the role played behind the scenes by three young women. In “The Daughters of Yalta” Catherine Grace Katz tells the story through the eyes of Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt and Kathleen Harriman, the daughter of W. Averell Harriman, the US ambassador to the Soviet Union. In the high stakes negotiations on the Black Sea, these women played a hidden role.
Skillfully written and meticulously researched, it’s an extraordinary work that reveals the human side underlying the politics.