Katrina Shawver

Katrina Shawver
Katrina Shawver
Henry – A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America
When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five year old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. His stories of arrest in Kraków, near-death in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and ultimate triumph tell a narrative that has been overlooked and calls out to be told – that of millions of ordinary Poles caught in the deadly vise between Germany and Russia. Henry’s path of resiliency and the power of connection are as relevant today, as they were in World War II. Expect to cry at Henry’s tragedy, laugh at his wry humor, and find inspiration in his signature optimism voiced by this quote “Hope was the only incurable disease of Auschwitz.”
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Katrina Shawver
Phoenix/AZ/USA
Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, blogger, speaker, and the author of Henry – A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America, an adult nonfiction biography released in 2017. She holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona in English/Political Science, and began her writing career more than twenty years ago by writing hundreds of newspaper columns for The Arizona Republic. Her favorite quote is ”What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Rick. Visit katrinashawver.com where she blogs regularly.
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What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?