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The courage and compassion to do the right thing; that’s a major theme that resonates with audiences when they hear San Mateo, CA-based author Marty Brounstein talk on his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. Since 1991 Marty has the led the consulting firm The Practical Solutions Group, serving a wide variety of clients across many industries on issues of leadership and organizational effectiveness. Through this work, he has written eight books, from contributing author to sole author, including Communicating Effectively For Dummies, Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies.
      But his ninth book is quite different and special. It has put Marty in the interfaith business, as he has a story of a Christian couple, Frans and Mien Wijnakker, who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. This book takes Marty back to his early career as an educator, when he was teaching history including the Holocaust. 
This true and remarkable story has a meaningful personal connection as well, which Marty explains in his engaging storytelling presentations.
      Marty has been on quite an unexpected journey of sharing this special story with audiences. Since he started in the fall of 2011, now into the 4th year of this journey, he has completed more than 340 events and counting.  The events have occurred throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, his home base, and in a 10 other cities, with Philadephia and New York just completed this fall.  The engagements have been in such places as churches, synagogues, community centers, social service organizations, people’s homes, Rotary Clubs, bookstores, schools, universities, libraries, book clubs, a Holocaust museum, a history museum, Brandeis groups, professional conferences and workplaces.  Plus in March at the invitation of the Dutch Consulate General he gave his presentation to an appreciative audience there. Late in April '14 he was the keynote speaker for two Holocaust Remembrance Day events in the Chicago area.
      In baseball lingo, Marty is batting .1000 in terms of positive responses audiences have shown.  So the journey to share this special story continues, with efforts under way to turn it into a feature film.  
Contact:  Marty A. Brounstein
Author:   Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust
       951 Shoreline Drive
       San Mateo, CA 94404
(650)341-8001 and e-mail:
Facebook: MartyABrounstein