Thursday, Sept 21 at 2:00 on Zoom
by Katherine Fennelly
Author and GNPS member Katherine Fennelly will discuss her new book Family Declassified about her grandfather, Francis Kalnay, a high-level spy for the Allied Forces in Europe.
In 1974 Francis abandoned his family and fled to Mexico for two decades where he reinvented himself as a children’s book author, an architect, and a gourmand.
Until his death at age 93, he never spoke of his Jewish ancestry, his work as a spy, or the murder of his sister and nephew at the hands of Hungarian Fascists.
A full description of the book, order information, reviews, photos, and even some recipes are on her web page KatherineFennelly.com
The book can be pre-ordered now from Sunbury Press, and the Kindle version is available now from Amazon. Print copies should be available in local bookstores and from Amazon.com by the time of the talk.
Katherine is a retired academic whose work on immigration policy and public health has taken her to many of the countries where her late grandfather lived out his adventures.
When not tracking down classified documents and delving into family history, she volunteers for refugee service organizations, serves as a Spanish-English interpreter, and enjoys biking in Prospect Park and spending time with her daughters and granddaughters who live nearby.
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