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The Daughters of Yalta

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ClassGraphic In February 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met in obscure Yalta, Crimea, to redesign post-war Europe. The Yalta Conference would be their most consequential and, to this day, their most controversial legacy. Three daughters accompanied their fathers to Yalta: Sarah Churchill, Anna Roosevelt, and Kathleen Harriman. Author Catherine Grace Katz tells a revealing story, shedding light on how the personal and political interact to shape history. This largely untold story is related in The New York Times best seller The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrimans: A Story of Love and War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020). For the leaders, agreeing on a post-war scenario was complicated by personal shifts in power and contradictory political priorities. Sarah, Anna, and Kathleen played a central role in managing agendas and relationships. Katz provides behind-the-scenes insights into the major decisions. We learn developments that foreshadow tragedies, as well as anecdotes: Russian agents jumping from the shadows demanding identification; Churchill’s awakening to feet covered in bedbugs; and Stalin frantically searching for a toilet after a long meeting. Join us for discussions around three people dropped into history and the conference discussions that still influence our international world.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Nancy McKeon2.Denise Stauder 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/13/2021 - 12/13/2021 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Denise Stauder  ; Nancy McKeon 
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